Did you know that one out of four adults who have STD do not know that they have it? The reason they do not know is that their partner who transmitted the disease did not also know or did not tell them. Another reason is the symptoms are very mild or negligible. The first herpes outbreak may only show one blister that looks like an insect bite or a skin problem. It is possible to become aware of the first outbreak years after the disease if acquired.
Because of the after mentioned facts, in every 30 seconds, another individual gets infected with herpes. If these numbers of infections continue to grow at a high rate, it is predicted that in the future, half of the US population will become infected with genital herpes.
This is the main reason why we should answer a very common question. What are the symptoms of herpes? You may already know that this is a common STD but for those who still do not know, then you can research on Google about it.
Most of the times, the first outbreak happens within two weeks after herpes simplex virus has been transmitted. Indications are sores in the genital area or several blisters. Before the sore is visible, the skin becomes very sensitive to touch and there will be an extreme itchiness where the sore will likely to appear. After several days, the actual blisters will show, pushing out from the skin. It is a skin filled with fluid inside.
A herpes sore is very different from other types of infections. As opposed to yeast infection, the itch is not experienced in the vagina and labia area while vaginal impetigo does not hurt. Ingrown hairs that can look like an outbreak but feel more like a skin blemish and are often burst easily.
Aside from these blisters, other symptoms of genital herpes may include a second sores and flu symptoms such as swollen glands and fever. If you do not have such symptoms but you had sex with another person who is a carrier, then the best thing to do is to consult with your doctor and let him or her conduct a blood test to be sure. The doctor can also figure out if you have herpes using different methods aside from blood testing.