Herpes simplex, primary

  • Viral infection causing painful, red blisters on the skin, most often occurring on the lips or mouth
  • Virus is transmitted through contact with the skin of an infected person
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age but most common in children
  • May be mild to severe

  • Mild cases are self-limiting and do not require specific therapy
  • Infection is transmitted by direct contact/droplet
  • Avoid contact with others until lesions get crusted

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