Herpes Information Made Simple

…..A few times a week a new case of genital herpes presents to my office, and the patient always experiences great psychological and physical pain and stress.  The classic presentation of HSV (herpes simplex virus) is a painful group of vesicles and ulcers. …..The infections are classified as primary, non-primary first episode, or recurrent.  The primary…

Methods of Herpes Treatment

…..I hope this finds all of my friends doing well.  For now we will finish our discussion of herpes. …..During a symptomatic outbreak, the treatment consists of supportive measures such as oral and topical pain medications and special genital hygiene.  An antiviral medication can be added to decrease the viral shedding and the duration of the…

Herpes, Type 1 and Type 2

…..The weather on Long Island continues to be perfect beach weather; I hope everyone is taking the time to enjoy the outdoors, spending wonderful times with family and friends. …..Let’s get back to our review of the herpes simplex virus (HSV).  HSV is a DNA virus classified into two subtypes, 1 and 2, based on…

Herpes Information Simplified

…..Welcome to my new blog!  I will try to bring you women’s health news in clear, straightforward language that hopefully will make you better informed. …..A few times a week a new case of genital herpes presents to my office, and the patient always experiences great psychological and physical pain and stress.  The classic presentation of…