If you want to make sure that you are getting the right treatment then you better have full awareness of primary genital herpes symptom. Even though not all people have the same symptom but there are several primary symptoms that usually appear. Those symptoms are tingle, itchy, muscle aches, fever, flu, burn sensation, nausea and painful feeling when urinate. After the appearance of primary symptom, some blister and ulcer is commonly following.
The blister and sore will filled up with cloudy liquid. For the location, this type of genital herpes symptom usually located differently based on the gender of patient. If you are men then the sores and blister will be located on your anus, penis, groin, scrotum, thighs and buttocks. While if you are women then the blister itself will be find on your vagina, buttock, anus, labia, groin and even thighs. However, that is not the only place where you can get the sores and blister.
If you have oral sex activity then you are even possible to get genital herpes symptom in your mouth area, lips, tongue and etc. This is a quite rare case but still possible to happen. For women, the primary symptom still being accompanied with painful feeling when urinates, inflammation of the cervix and abnormal vaginal discharge. The blister itself, if located in vaginal area can last for about 3 weeks before get healed. Primary symptom can be appearing again during recurrent outbreak period.
During the recurrent period, the symptom will be less painful and have fewer days. Commonly, it will be last for about 5 up to 10 days. The length of recurrent episode is highly depending on the antiviral treatment. Usually, the recurrent period will be initiated with itchy and tingle feeling start from 12 up to 24 hours. If you aware, this is the best time to start the treatment before the blister get appear. The point is maintaining your immune level so that you can prevent the virus from becoming active again.
What you need to do to keep your immune level system at its healthy point is avoiding stress, prevent yourself from alcohol. Besides that, remind yourself to always keep your consumption pattern in such a healthy diet. If possible, try to find the things that trigger the virus activation so that you can prevent the recurrent outbreak. The outbreak number is also depends on the herpes virus type. The type of HSV 1 usually will have less severe symptom than the HSV 2.