What Are the Symptoms of Herpes?

Q:
What are the symptoms of herpes?

A:
Most of the time there are no symptoms, so lots of people don’t know they have herpes. But when symptoms do occur, the most common herpes symptom are sores on your genitals or mouth.

  1. Genital herpes symptoms. The most common symptoms of genital herpes is a group of itchy or painful blisters on your vagina, vulva, cervix, penis, butt, anus, or the inside of your thighs. If your genital herpes is caused by HSV-2, you might also have flu-like symptoms, such as:
  • chills
  • feeling achy and tired
  • fever
  • headache
  • swollen glands in your pelvic area, throat, and under your arms

2. Oral herpes symptoms. Oral herpes causes sores on your lips or around your mouth — called cold sores or fever blisters. You can also get sores inside your mouth.

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