Question: Is living with herpes that bad?

Herpes isnt deadly and it usually doesnt cause any serious health problems. While herpes outbreaks can be annoying and painful, the first flare-up is usually the worst. For many people, outbreaks happen less over time and may eventually stop completely.

Does herpes get worse over time?

It might be annoying, but herpes doesnt get worse over time or cause serious health problems like other STDs can. If you dont get treated for herpes, you might keep having regular outbreaks, or they could only happen rarely. Some people naturally stop getting outbreaks after a while.

Can you live with untreated herpes?

If left untreated: Generally speaking, herpes causes more embarrassment than serious health concerns, Tosh says. But if youre suffering from herpes outbreaks and not treating them, they can continue or get worse. The bigger issue with not treating outbreaks is that you could pass the virus along to a partner.

Can herpes make you ill?

The first time a herpes infection develops; some of the symptoms may affect your whole body. You may run a fever and feel tired and run down. Later you may notice tender lymph nodes and a generally ill feeling. You may notice a tingling, itching or soreness, or a swelling in your outer genitals.

How do mentally deal with herpes?

But take some time to get centered emotionally so you can convey to the other person that herpes is something the two of you can deal with together .Understand that everyone experiences herpes differently.First, avoid sex during outbreaks.Second, use condoms regularly.Third, take antiviral drugs.Mar 22, 2018

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