Sometimes the antibodies for herpes just go away, and blood tests can no longer detect them, she told me as she closed my file. Thanks to asymptomatic viral shedding, you can get it when skin looks perfectly normal. Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI). Find out about causes, symptoms, testing, treatment and telling a partner. Over a period of days, the sores change to crusted spots before they finally heal. When women with genital herpes get pregnant, they can pass the infection to their baby during delivery.
HSV-1 can also cause genital herpes, although HSV-2 is the main cause of genital herpes. Cold sores usually go away by themselves within 2 to 3 weeks, however, they can last for up to 6 weeks. My period actually came on as soon as the sores went away so I was happy about that, but now that I’m feeling 80 percent better I’ve taken my doctors advice and started eating a lot better and was also told probiotic yogurt helps a lot! I’m still trying to deal with the fact that I have this nasty STD and have not told anyone. After a few days, most cold sores will go away on their own. During the outbreak, prevent your child from scratching or picking at the sores.
In rare cases, herpes simplex can infect the eyes or internal organs, including the brain, where it may cause an infection called viral encephalitis (en-sef-a-LY-tis).