(genitals). In recent years, it is increasingly found in many countries of the world. For example, in the United States 200-500 thousand patients are registered annually. According to the UK Venereology Service, women have genital herpes 6 times more likely than men.
Symptoms and course:Usually, 3-6 days after infection, bubbles appear on the skin and mucous membranes. Sometimes for quite some time there are no signs of the disease. In men, vesicles appear on the penis, especially on the head and foreskin. Before this, patients feel a burning sensation, itching, tingling. Such rashes can occur in the mouth as a result of sexual intercourse through the mouth. Bubbles, merging and bursting, turn into small wounds. In some patients, discharge from the urethra, pain during urination, and even urinary retention appear. Temperature may rise, headache, general malaise, and lymph nodes may increase.
In women, vesicles and ulcerations appear on the genitals, in the perineum and around the anus. Then the bubbles disappear, and after a while arise again.
A sick woman during childbirth infects her baby. A newborn may develop damage to the nervous system, skin, mouth and internal organs. Most children who become infected with herpes die. The survivors have severe complications from the nervous system. If genital herpes is found in women in the late stages of pregnancy, they try to have a cesarean section to protect her baby from infection when passing through the birth canal.