What is Genital Herpes?
Herpes Simplex 2 (HSV-2) is commonly known as Genital Herpes. It is a sexually transmitted disease which presents as blisters and open sores in the genital area. It is a viral condition and an outbreak often coincides with a weakened immune system.
Let’s not get confused.
When Herpes is mentioned, one has to differentiate between:
1. HSV-1 (Herpes Simplex 1) which is Oral Herpes.
2. HSV-2 (Herpes Simplex 2) which is Genital Herpes.
3. Herpes Zoster, which is Shingles. (Click here to learn more on TCM for Shingles.)
These three viral conditions present differently, and the thing that ties them together is that a flare usually happens when the immune system is compromised.