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10 Symptoms of Herpes

Herpes is an infectious disease caused by the herpes simplex viruses. This condition would cause some skin rashes and blisters on your genital areas or mouth. The levels of intensity can range from mild to intense, depending on the stages. In addition, the viruses would trigger many other issues with your sexual, mental, and physical health. Herpes is a very common infection, so you need to take proper preventive measures to reduce the risks. Below are 10 common symptoms that you should be careful to seek proper medical attention.


One of the typical symptoms of herpes is the presence of small blisters or vesicles around your genital areas. They tend to last a few hours up to a few days after emerging. When these spots become ulcers and break open, you might notice straw-colored liquid. As the virus spread, it would cause more blisters on other parts of the body, such as tongue, eyes, mouth, as well as lips. You might also feel a burning sensation in these affected areas. In men, blisters tend to show up on the thighs, buttocks, penis, and scrotum. In women, these spots would appear on the thighs, buttocks, cervix, anus, vagina, and labia. [1]