What are the symptoms?
- Stinging, tingling or itching in the genital or anal area.
- One may feel generally unwell with flu-like symptoms such
as headache, backache or a mild temperature. There may also be pains down the thighs, legs
or in the groin.
- Small blisters form, burst and leave small, red and
painful ulcers. They usually heal within a week or two. Some sores are more severe and
take longer to heal. Blisters are not always visible: in women they may be inside the
vagina or on the cervix.
- Passing urine may be painful, in women with genital herpes
as the sores often come in contact with urine. (Cystitis also
causes pain on passing urine, but with cystitis one usually feels the need to pass urine
more often than usual. Not so with herpes).
| Herpes | Genital Herpes | Mouth Herpes |