Herpes is a general term used to describe both Oral herpes and Genital herpes. While these conditions may go by this same name in casual conversation and have some similarities, each is caused by a different type of the herpes simplex virus (HSV). In both cases, the herpes virus enters the epidermis—the outermost layer of the skin—and causes lesions to develop. Both kinds can make sores pop up on and around your vulva, vagina, cervix, anus, penis, scrotum, butt, inner thighs, lips, mouth, throat, and rarely, your eyes. Herpes Medication will help the outbreak clear up faster and will also help reduce the severity of symptoms.