Several uncomfortable symptoms of STDs are found in various other parts of the body, like your face and hair.

New Delhi: You can suffer from a Sexually Transmitted Disease or STD without knowing it and infect your partner during sex. According to the National Health Services, common diseases like Chlamydia , Gonorrhea, Genital Warts, Herpes, Scabies, Syphilis , and the deadly Human papillomavirus have a variety of visible symptoms on your genitals like rashes, pain while peeing, unusual discharge from your vagina, bleeding, itching in your genitals, blisters, etc.

However, several uncomfortable symptoms are also found in various other parts of the body, like your face.

According to health experts, STDs are extremely tough to deal with, especially when they get diagnosed at a later stage. So, it is very important to know all about them.

Symptoms of STDs on your face.

A few important symptoms of STDs that may appear on your face are:

Mouth sores

Doctors say some symptoms of oral herpes include sores and blisters, popularly known as cold sores that may pop up in your mouth, lips, and throat.

Herpes Simplex Virus-1, a life-long condition, can be transmitted or contracted even when no symptoms are present. Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia also cause mouth sores.

According to health experts, sores happen when the infection passes through sexual fluids and skin-to-skin contact. When infected genital tissues make contact with the tissues in your mouth and throat, the infection passes from the genitals to your mouth.

Doctors say when these sores become bothersome, you may be able to control pain and promote healing with antiviral ointments through prescription.

Pink Eye

Doctors say the same types of bacteria that cause chlamydia and gonorrhea cause conjunctivitis or pink eye syndrome.

If someone touches an infected person’s genitals and then rubs his or her eye or touches a contact lens, the infection can spread to the eye.

Even though it begins as a common eye infection, according to studies, if left untreated, pink eye can lead to permanent blindness. 

To treat pink eye, doctors recommend taking antibiotics and applying prescribed eye drops or ointments to the inside of your eyelid.

Rash on the face

If you suffer from a sudden rash on the face without any explanation while having multiple sexual partners, you may have been infected with an STD-causing pathogen.

According to a study published in the British Health Journal of General Practice, the rashes that suddenly appear on a small patch of skin and spread fast, can be reduced with the use of condoms. Apply medicated moisturizers and body lotions to get rid of the pesky rash.

Hair loss

Hair loss is a common phenomenon many healthy people also go through in life. However, hair loss is also a sign of an STD like Syphilis.

According to health experts, in the case of Syphilis, hair loss begins abruptly and becomes aggressive, with you losing more than 1000 strands each day.

Doctors and various studies say the frequency of hair loss in secondary syphilis ranges from 2.9-7 per cent, even though the precise pathogenesis is not known.

The hair loss can be moth-eaten, diffuse, or both. The moth-eaten pattern is the most common type and is considered to be a pathognomonic manifestation of secondary syphilis.

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