Herpes Disease Symptoms & Treatment Options

As per medical professionals, there is no such thing as harpies’ ailment; it is just another name for herpes. Anyhow, harpies are a viral infection which is spread through contact with an infected person. The contact can be both sexual and non-sexual.

A basic most obvious indication of this is the appearing of cluster or blister at the site of infection. Harpies can be very painful for the person experiencing it. It is also said to trigger burning sensations at the site of infection.

Usually it occurs on the ribs i.e. chest, face where the trigeminal nerve is affected. It is a time limited disease, but if severe; it can leave marks on the affected site.

There are two types of virus that causes herpes. Type 1 and type 2. For oral herpes, the symptoms are cold sores or fever blisters. It infects the face and the mouth and even after going away they can actually appear again sometime later. Hence oral herpes is the most common type of infection and is apparently non-sexual.

The other type is the genital herpes. This is a sexually transmitted disease and is the second most common one.

The causes of this ailment are unknown but we do know that after the original infection, the viruses will be transported along the sensory nerves to reach the sensory nerve cell bodies. Here the viruses become inactive and starts residing life-long. But some doctors do say that it is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox.

Harpies or herpes can be cured by giving the patient anti viral drugs or analgesics. The treatment is said to be symptomatic and is said to subside in about 10-15 days.