At Regency Specialties, we prioritize patient comfort and confidentiality. We offer a variety of oral and topical anti-viral and analgesic treatments that can significantly reduce the frequency and intensity of HSV-associated flare-ups, as well as help prevent transmission of the virus to others. Please contact us if you are experiencing symptoms or would like to understand prevention.
If you’re embarrassed by herpes and want to improve or prevent flare-ups, our dermatology specialists at Regency will be more than happy to treat your condition. This condition can be bothersome, but is very manageable.
What is herpes?
Herpes is a long-term infection caused by HSV (herpes simplex virus). The symptoms can affect different areas of the body, presenting as sores. However, many individuals with the virus may never show any symptoms. More than half of the global population is infected with HSV-1 or HSV-2. Although there is no cure, there are treatments available.
Types of herpes
Herpes simplex virus is categorized into 2 types: herpes simples virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). HSV-1 causes painful lesions of the mouth, commonly referred to as “cold sores” or “fever blisters”. HSV-2 causes lesions of the genital and perianal regions (genital herpes).
It is important to point out that HSV-1 can be transmitted to the genitals through oral/genital contact. Many people afflicted with herpes report feeling embarrassed or ashamed by their condition.