There are various types of herpes. When fever blisters appear around
the mouth it's called lip herpes (Latin name: Herpes labialis). This is
caused by a virus called Herpes simplex 1 (HSV 1). Genital herpes
results in painful blisters and sores round the genitals and is usually
caused by the Herpes simplex 2 virus (HSV 2).
easy to pick up herpes. Especially if you come into contact with herpes
sores and the yellowish liquid from the blisters.
be cured. The viruses stay in the body at the point of infection your
whole life long. And can keep producing blisters and sores – especially
at times of stress.
But you really should get treatment. The
virus doesn't disappear but the blisters are less painful and go away
again faster. Apart from that, when the blisters burst, they are very
contagious, and you've got open places on your skin – which can easily let other disease-causing agents into your body.