What Herpes Typically Looks Like

Graphic and more severe than normal herpes pictures:

Alternatively, images taken by real people who experience herpes symptoms: Herpes Picture Gallery

The picture gallery shows the typical appearance of a HSV condition, however symptoms can vary greatly from person to person depending on the:

  • Type of virus (HSV-1 or HSV-2)
  • Location (HSV-1 is more active in the mouth area and HSV-2 is more active in the genital area)
  • Whether it is a primary outbreak or recurrence (the primary or 1st outbreak is typically more severe than usual)
  • Stage of the infection (the breakout is most active when a blister has ruptured)
  • Individual’s immune response to the virus

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