Herpes simplex

Lotions, pastes and mixtures

There are two types of simplex virus, herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2). The first usually causes oral herpes although it can occur in other parts of the body.

The second type appears as genital herpes. After the first infection the virus remains in the nerve ganglia in the spinal cord and can be activated again.

Infection

Herpes simplex type 1:

The most common form of infection with HSV-1 is the physical contact, coughing, sneezing, consuming food and drink from an infected person, and kissing. The possibility of infection is reduced by avoiding contact with an infected person or by wearing a protective mask when in close contact with an infected person. As a preventive measure to protect against herpes simplex virus type 1 is the high levels of personal hygiene and special personal cutlery.

Herpes simplex type 2:

HSV-2 usually is transmitted through sexual contact with an infected person. During the infection of people with genital herpes is recommended abstinence.It is recommended to inform the partner about the infection and using protection during sexual activities.

Symptoms 

Primary infection with HSV-1 is usually manifested by redness, itching, and tingling of the lips, around the nose or the oral cavity and in some cases increase body temperature. Feelings of anxiety, fatigue, runny nose, swelling of the lymph glands in the neck can also occur as symptoms.Bad breath may appear ,  on the sensitive and reddened area of skin will appear tiny water blisters. These watery blisters burst and turn into scabs which slowly will adhere.

Primary HSV-2 infection is usually accompanied by itching, tingling, fatigue, loss of energy, swelling of the lymph nodes around the groin. Around the genitals and anus appear tiny bubbles in the form of a cluster that turn into scabs which slowly dried and accounted for.

Treatment 

Treating infections simplex viruses are carried out in agreement with the doctor. In the case of HSV-2 doctor determines specific treatment which is in agreement with the pharmacist. In oral herpes, can help a variety of lotions, pastes, mixtures, which ease symptoms.

By consulting a doctor or pharmacist we may apply and antiviral drugs that reduce the pang, redness and prevent further development of the virus.

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