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Herpes on the human body
Herpes on the human body

Herpes can appear in various parts of your body. It most commonly occurs on the genitals or mouth. It can cause cold sores and fever blisters around the mouth and on the face.

Herpes simplex on human skin
Herpes simplex on human skin

Herpes simplex is a viral disease that is caused by the herpes simplex virus. Infections can occur on various parts of the body. Oral herpes involves the face or mouth. It may result in small blisters in groups often called cold sores or fever blisters or may only cause a sore throat. Genital herpes, often known as herpes simply is another types of herpes.

Herpes virus illustration
Herpes virus illustration

Herpes simplex virus is a contagious virus that can be passed from one person to another person. It is a common virus that causes sores on the genitals and/or mouth. It can be very irritating and painful, but generally doesn't cause serious health issues.

Herpes on lips
Herpes on lips

Oral herpes is an infection caused by a virus called herpes simplex virus. The virus causes painful sores on lips, gums, tongue, mouth, and inside the cheeks.

Closeup image of herpes virus infections on lips
Closeup image of herpes virus infections on lips

Herpes virus causes painful sores on lips, gums, tongue, mouth, and inside the cheeks. Herpes labialis, also known as cold sores, is the infection caused by the herpes simplex virus that affects primarily the lip. It causes a burning sensation on the lips.

A closeup view of herpes symptoms on the human body
A closeup view of herpes symptoms on the human body

Symptoms of genital herpes may include painful sores in the genital area, anus, buttocks, or thighs.

Symptoms of herpes
Symptoms of herpes

An illustration of the symptoms of herpes on face and genitals is depicted in the image.

Genital herpes on male genitals
Genital herpes on male genitals

The image shows a closeup view of genital herpes lesions on male genitals (penis).

Herpes ulcer on tongue
Herpes ulcer on tongue

Right bottom of the image shows normal healthy tongue, the left half has a ranging ulcer with inset showing syncytial cells containing viral inclusions.

Stages of herpes
Stages of herpes

The picture shows various stages of herpes on the lips with a description of the disease.

Herpesvirus infection (cold sores)
Herpesvirus infection (cold sores)

Oral herpes (cold sores) is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).  There is no cure for herpes, but a range of treatment options is available to help ease the symptoms.

Herpes virus basics
Herpes virus basics

The image stages of herpes virus on the lips and herpes virus in the nervous system. Any part of the neuraxis may be affected by this virus, including the retina, brain, brainstem, cranial nerves, spinal cord, and nerve roots.