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genital herpes in women

What does herpes look like: Pictures, treatment, and prevention

Summary

Herpes is a mild skin condition caused by the herpes simplex virus. It causes blister-like sores to appear anywhere on the body. The most commonly affected areas include around the mouth, the genitals, and buttocks.

There is no cure for HSV, and people who have contracted the virus will usually experience breakouts from time to time. The sores usually clear up on their own, though people can help treat outbreaks using antiviral medicine, such as:

acyclovir famciclovir valacyclovir

These treatments, which are available as creams or pills from drug stores or on prescription, can shorten the duration of a herpes outbreak.

To avoid transmitting herpes to other people, avoid skin-to-skin contact during flare-ups of symptoms, especially when the sores are open.

When a person has genital herpes, they can reduce the risk of transmitting the virus by using a condom between outbreaks. People with oral herpes can reduce the risk of transmission by avoiding kissing, sharing tableware, or performing oral sex during an outbreak.

What color discharge is associated with genital herpes in women?

I've read that "watery" discharge is associated.. but can anyone tell me anything else?

Thanks!


It doesn't have any particular color in the case of herpes. It'll be the same as your regular discharge, which ranges from clear to slightly cloudy white. Should you have bleeding blisters, you might see a pinkish-brown tinge due to the blood. Different


It doesn't have any particular color in the case of herpes. It'll be the same as your regular discharge, which ranges from clear to slightly cloudy white. Should you have bleeding blisters, you might see a pinkish-brown tinge due to the blood. Different

What are the symptoms of genital herpes in women? Could there be no symptoms?



The primary outbreak of genital herpes tends to last longer and be more severe than subsequent (recurrent) outbreaks. Symptoms of a primary outbreak may include:

* Flulike symptoms, such as fever, headache, and muscle aches. These symptoms


Certainly could be no symptoms. Herpes is not always "active", you can not always see the effects, but periodic outbreaks tend to happen


alright!

i was diagnosed a little over a year ago so i know my stuff.

first off, you can have no symptoms.
my boyfriend, who i contracted it from has never in his life had an outbreak or symptoms and probably never