This virus usually targets adults; pain occurs in most cases about 48 hours before the eruption on the skin occurs. The pain may persist and could increase in intensity once the lesion has disappeared. The lesion consists of grouped, tense, deep-seated vesicles, distributed unilaterally along a dermatome (area of skin where the nerve passes). The most common places are the trunk of the body or the face especially around the eye Ocular Herpes Zoster.
The virus originates from "chicken pox", however the factors responsible for the re-activation are still not known, although the immune system plays a big part in the virus. Considering that the pain level is extremely high, you will know if you have acquired the virus and consult a doctor.
HERPES SIMPLEX TYPE 1 commonly known as cold sores to the mouth's lip area, affect over 85% of adults who present serologic evidence of herpes simplex type 1. The infection is most often acquired asymptomatically in childhood. The virus can provoke recurrent attacks influenced by sun exposure, orofacial surgery, high temperature, viral infection and stress. This disease is highly infectious and is transmitted by contact. Should you be suffering from this virus and are considering the different medical options available you should consult a doctor in order to obtain the correct medication.
HERPES SIMPLEX TYPE 2 is commonly known as Genital Herpes. It affects both sexes and it is acquired through sexual contact. The lesions are very similar to those found with the Herpes Simplex Type 1 and they occur in the genitals' area in both male and female. The main symptoms are a burning and stinging sensation which can last until the lesions scab and it can take up to a week or more.
Remember to protect yourself always during sexual intercourse because unfortunately this disease is at its highest level in both males and females aged between 18 and 40, although it can be caught at any age if you are not careful. It is important to refer to your doctor and obtain antiviral treatment to deal with this problem.
As you can see, the Herpes family is widespread and can attack anybody in different ways and at different times. It can be symptomatic or asymptomatic and for this you should always consult your doctor whenever a lesion appears on the skin.