The symptoms of genital herpes
If you experience pain and erythema around the genital area or rectum, or even blisters, it is likely that you have genital herpes. In more severe cases, additional symptoms may include fever and moodiness.
It is not advised to try self-treatment at home, because the punctured pustules may lead to further bacterial of fungal infections.
If you notice these symptoms, visit a doctor as soon as possible! At our clinic, you will be welcomed by experienced venereologist specialists.
Diagnosis of the genital herpes
The diagnosis can only be made by qualified venereologist specialists, primarily specialized for the diagnosis of STDs. In doubtful cases, the doctor takes into consideration all possibilities. Modern laboratory technology makes it possible to identify the DNA of the pathogen, thus identifying the infection.
Treatment of the genital herpes
The doctor may advise local antiseptic treatment or peroral antiviral medication, as well as give advice on how to avoid the recurrence of the infection.
It is important to note that the virus can be carried by asymptomatic individuals, too. A patient suffering from recurrent genital herpes can infect others whether the symptoms are present at the time or not. Such patients are advised to abstain from sex when having symptoms, and to use a condom when they are asymptomatic. These rules apply for patients with oral herpes as well.
Due to fatal consequences, prenatal infection is extremely dangerous. Fetal mortality due to herpes infections acquired while going through an infected birth canal is very high (50%). If the mother has recurrent genital herpes and she has symptoms at the time of giving birth, it is necessary to have a Caesarean section. If a pregnant woman has a partner with recurrent genital herpes, it is important to know that herpes infection during the pregnancy may endanger the fetus, therefore it is highly important to avoid being infected during this time (by using a condom). If the partner suffers from oral herpes, oral sex is not advised during the pregnancy.