Herpes

How Long Do Herpes Outbreaks Last With Medication?

Herpes, also known as genital herpes, is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). A herpes outbreak doesn’t always show symptoms but some people may feel unwell. Herpes is easy to treat with antiviral medication but how long do herpes outbreaks last with medication? Genital herpes can persist for up to two weeks, although this… Continue reading How Long Do Herpes Outbreaks Last With Medication?

Jessica Guht May. 29, 2023

How Long Do Herpes Outbreaks Last With Medication?
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10 Popular Myths About Herpes

Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. It can be passed through various forms of sexual activity including oral activity although this is quite rare. Overall more than 3.7 billion people have some form of herpes. This guide explores the common myths associated with herpes. Table of Contents Myths and Facts… Continue reading 10 Popular Myths About Herpes

Jessica Guht Oct. 07, 2022

10 Popular Myths About Herpes
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HPV vs. Herpes: A Complete Overview

STDs have a certain amount of stigma surrounding them, which can make discussing them challenging and embarrassing. However, some STDs are immensely common, with many unaware they have them. Two STDs that can often slide under the radar due to a lack of symptoms are HPV and herpes. These two STDs can cause some problems… Continue reading HPV vs. Herpes: A Complete Overview

Jessica Guht Sep. 01, 2022

HPV vs. Herpes: A Complete Overview
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Can You Get Herpes from Sharing a Drink?

There is a significant amount of stigma surrounding herpes, especially oral herpes since others can clearly see it. However, oral herpes is very common, with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimating that 47.8 percent of adults in the United States have HSV-1, the virus that typically causes oral herpes. Despite oral herpes infecting the… Continue reading Can You Get Herpes from Sharing a Drink?

Jessica Guht Jul. 29, 2022

Can You Get Herpes from Sharing a Drink?
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Can You Get Herpes from a Toilet Seat?

Public restrooms do not have the best reputation for cleanliness, and even ones that appear relatively clean can still make us wonder just what we might catch from being in there. With how close the toilet seat is to the genitals, it’s only natural to wonder if it’s possible to get an STD from a… Continue reading Can You Get Herpes from a Toilet Seat?

Jessica Guht Jul. 26, 2022

Can You Get Herpes from a Toilet Seat?
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Anal Herpes: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Herpes is a contagious virus affecting more than half of all adults under the age of 50, and it has two subtypes that can affect the mouth, genitals, or anus. However, many people with herpes are not aware that they have it because they experience no symptoms, adding to how easily transmissible it is. Anal… Continue reading Anal Herpes: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Jessica Guht Jul. 25, 2022

Anal Herpes: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
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Ingrown Hair vs Herpes: What’s the Difference? 

It’s natural to feel some unease when discovering a bump in your genital area. However, it can be hard to determine when that bump may be an STI, such as herpes, or when it is only an ingrown hair. Both of these conditions can result in bumps in the genital region, but there are some… Continue reading Ingrown Hair vs Herpes: What’s the Difference? 

Jessica Guht Jun. 20, 2022

Ingrown Hair vs Herpes: What’s the Difference? 
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How to Heal Herpes Sores Faster?

Herpes sores are caused by a virus called the herpes simplex virus (HSV). The virus is categorized into two different types because it can cause oral herpes (known as cold sores) and it can cause genital herpes. Oral herpes is oftentimes referred to as cold sores or fever blisters. This virus is very common and… Continue reading How to Heal Herpes Sores Faster?

Victoria Fanslau Mar. 07, 2022

How to Heal Herpes Sores Faster?