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Herpes Simplex Virus, Sacral

Herpes Simplex Virus, Sacral Causes

The causes of sacral herpes simplex include the mode of transmission is by close personal contact, infection occurs via inoculation of virus into susceptible mucosal surfaces such as the cervix or through small cracks in the skin and the virus is inactivated readily at room temperature and by drying; hence, aerosol and fomitic spread occur rarely.

Herpes Simplex Virus, Sacral Definition

Sacral herpes simplex virus or also called genital herpes is an infection of the lower back and buttocks and is a common recurrent skin condition associated with infection of the herpes simplex virus (HSV). HSV infection usually appears as small sores or blisters around the nose, mouth, buttocks, lower back and the genitals, though infections can develop almost anywhere on the skin where these tender sores may come back periodically in the same sites.

Herpes Simplex Virus, Sacral Symptoms and Signs

Sacral herpes simplex are commonly found in the right or left buttock, lower back or both buttocks. In women, other locations for the herpes simplex virus infections include around the anus, vagina, external genitalia, labia majora and minora and the cervix. In men, other locations for the herpes simplex virus infections include the scrotum, head and shaft of penis, around the anus, buttocks and thighs.

Herpes Simplex Virus, Sacral Treatment

Herpes simplex virus infection has no cure. Untreated HSV infections will go away on their own, but medications can shorten the duration of outbreaks and reduce the symptoms. Oral antiviral medications such as famciclovir pills, acyclovir pills and valacyclovir pills serve as treatment for herpes simplex virus infection.

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