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Herpes are small, sometimes itchy blisters that can appear on the lip as well as on the genitals.

Herpes is one of the most annoying, but usually harmless, diseases. STDs. These are small water-filled blisters that usually appear on the lip or genitals.

Those affected notice them above all when the skin is tense or itchy. Herpes usually appears in the form of several blisters of different sizes and is considered particularly contagious. This means that the virus can be transmitted not only through sex, but also through a kiss or drinking from the same glass.

Interestingly, however, some people seem to be more susceptible than others. While herpes is part of everyday life for many, other people do not develop blisters of this kind throughout their entire lives. But: The disease is usually not caused by poor hygiene, but - like many other ailments - spread by the associated virus. Or in other words: those who suffer from herpes are sometimes simply "unlucky".

Often it already helps to combat the corresponding complaints with the help of ointments and creams. Many remedies are available (without prescription) at the pharmacy. However, if there is no improvement, it is important not to postpone a visit to the doctor for too long. Otherwise, there is a risk that the herpes will continue to spread and restrict the daily life of those affected.

Condoms can often help to protect against transmission. However, since the viruses - especially in the early stages - do not yet have to cause the characteristic blisters, it is possible that transmission is already taking place when nothing is visible yet.