Do small bumps on the genitals signs of HSV infection?
can be dormant for a long period of time
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HSV 1 is normally present in the oral region. It causes 'cold sores'.
It can sometimes be seen in the genital region if it is passed to this area as a result of oral intercourse but normally causing oral symptoms.
HSV2 is the type that is normally seen in the genital region , though again because of intimacy may occasionally be seen in the mouth.
Both types can be dormant for a long period of time, this varies from one person to the next.
Stress can trigger an acute attack because it affects the immune system.
Can also occur as a result if the immune system is impaired due to another infection (Eg if a person fighting a cold or other illness).
I hope this helps,feel free to ask any other questions
an antiviral would speed up resolution but not absolutely necessary
The use of anti viral medication can help speed up resolution especially if uncomfortable in any way.
That would require a prescription from your doctor.
The acute attack will resolve.
Eg of antivirals are acyclovir, valacyclovir
Please feel free to ask any additional questions
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