1. Is My Rash Cold Sore or Something Else?

    Is My Rash Cold Sore or Something Else?
    If you get painful blisters on any part of your body, they are known as cold sores. These are usually caused by a virus, but not the one that makes you sneeze and sniffle. Cold sores occur due to an infection that is called a herpes simplex virus or HSV. Cold sore symptoms Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, can happen anywhere on the body. They are most likely to appear on the outer side of your lips... → Continue reading
  2. What is Herpes?

    What is Herpes?
    Herpes is an infection that is caused by the herpes simplex virus. The virus basically affects the anal region, the external genitalia, mucosal areas, and skin in other body parts. Herpes happens to be a long-term condition. Nevertheless, many people do not show any symptoms although they have been carrying the virus since long. Some of the common symptoms include ulcers, blisters, pain while urinating, vaginal discharge, and cold sores. Although there is no cure for herpes, the infection... → Continue reading
  3. Yes! Herpes (HSV2) Can Be Transmitted During Oral Sex

    Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 (HSV2) is categorized as one of the two types of herpes viruses which are not usually transmitted by oral contacts. This does not mean that a large number of people do not get infected orally, given the fact that people who live with compromised immune systems are more susceptible to the disease than others with sound health. One of the easiest ways to recognize HSV2 is the evidence of sores and blisters transmitted after... → Continue reading
  4. Does Syphilis Affect The Mouth Too?

    Nearly 20 million new cases of syphilis disease affect people in the United States every year according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. These highly preventable diseases usually come with symptoms that affect the entire body system – including the mouth. If anyone showing signs of sexually transmitted infection (STI) symptoms, presumably they are considered to be infected with the sexually transmitted disease. Most often times than not, not all STDs are curable even if they happen... → Continue reading

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