What is Genital Herpes?

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What are the symptoms? Is there any kind of medication to prevent the spread of herpes?

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It is a common sexually transmitted disease that any sexually active person can get. Most people with the virus don’t have symptoms, for some people, it many cause cold sores or fever blisters around the mouth.
The main symptom is lesions. These may be pimples or blisters which will crust and heal within a month.
Well, before skin lesions develop, other symptoms can occur, including itching, or pain in the genital area, painful urination and enlarged lymph nodes in the groin.
I have genital herpes, but I am afraid of getting pregnant in the future.
It doesn't increase the risk of birth defects, but your baby would catch your herpes.
Then can it be prevented?
Well, your doctor will protect your baby by scheduling a c-section.
I've had genital herpes since I was 16 and I have 3 perfectly healthy children....not one sign of herpes of any type. Don’t worry. P.S. I had a scheduled c-section with all of them.