Treatment of herpes - a serious problem

January 22, 2014

  • Treatment of herpes - a serious problem
  • Immunotherapy
  • Regimens

 Treatment of herpes
 Herpes treatment should be performed only by a physician. Self-medication is permissible only if the proceeds readily herpes on the lips. Genital herpes and shingles Ringworm - not only infectious disease  Ringworm - not only infectious disease
   too dangerous to be treated yourself - it can lead to complications, which will be difficult to cure.


Is Herpes curable?

How to get rid of herpes and cold sores can be cured permanently? Unfortunately, no one type of herpes can not be cured completely, as the herpes virus resides in the human body forever.

Basically, all the focus is on the treatment of genital herpes, which is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), and herpes zoster, which is caused by the herpes virus type 3 Herpes type 3 - causes chicken pox and shingles  Herpes type 3 - causes chicken pox and shingles
   (varicella zoster). Sometimes the treatment of herpes infection to be caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), if it appears in the form of a widespread herpes on his face Herpes on the face - a viral infection that infects almost all  Herpes on the face - a viral infection that infects almost all
   or in the form of genital herpes.

Should I treat herpes? Watching what. If it is intermittent for colds cold sores on the lips, caused by HSV-1, you can not treat. But genital herpes and shingles Shingles - from simple ailments and brain damage  Shingles - from simple ailments and brain damage
   to treat it is necessary, otherwise the infection will cause serious complications.


Comprehensive treatment of herpes

How to treat herpes? Today, medicine does not yet have the means to completely remove the herpes virus from the body, so this task to specialists and not worth it.

Than to treat herpes? Modern treatment of herpes include:

  • suppression of the virus and its propagation in the period of recurrence of the disease;
  • stimulation and correction of immunity for long-term preservation of the virus in a dormant state in the foci of his permanent residence (in nerve cells);
  • Warning effect of any factors contributing to the activation of herpes viruses that are inactive.

To achieve these goals today apply complex drug treatment of herpes, which includes only or antiviral drugs, or a combination thereof with the specific and non-specific immunotherapy. How quickly cure herpes? This question can be answered only by a physician, as the duration of treatment depends on many factors.


Herpes Treatment - Antiviral drugs

How to cure herpes? Effective treatment of herpes impossible without the use of antiviral drugs belonging to the group of acyclic nucleosides - acyclovir, valacyclovir and famciclovir. Preparations of this group are able to selectively disrupt the process of interaction between the herpes virus and the cells in which it settles for reproduction. They are embedded in the development cycle of viruses in the stages of viral DNA synthesis and assembly of virus particles, suppress their synthesis, resulting in virus replication is inhibited.

All acyclic nucleosides are effective in all types of herpes. However, their effect is largely dependent on allocation herpesviruses enzymes which result in their active state. This can reduce the effect of the drug upon exposure to herpes virus strains with a genetically altered enzyme activity.

In such cases, to suppress viral replication of herpes applied antiviral preparations with different mechanism of action, for example, foscarnet. In addition, for the treatment of herpes infections used antiviral drugs such as brivudine, ribamidil, metisazon.


How to treat herpes simplex

For effective treatment of Herpes Simplex used drugs with different mechanisms of antiviral and immunostimulating activities. This avoids phenomena such as a resistance selected strains of herpes viruses with respect to treatment. And the appointment of interferons and their inducers with herpes vaccines and immunomodulators can restore all parts of the immune system. Therefore the scheme of treatment of herpes should include not one, but several drugs.

How long herpes treated? The treatment of herpes may be different and the duration. It depends on the severity of the infection, its frequency and duration of exacerbations, presence or absence of intoxication of an organism, pain and so on.

Treatment of recurrent herpes occasion in several stages. First administered antiviral and immunomodulatory complex (in accordance with the data immunograms) treatment with the use of non-specific immunotherapy.

After a relapse of infection is suppressed, begins the second stage - the anti-treatment. It includes the introduction of herpes vaccines and immunomodulators according to the appointment of an immunogram. Antiviral drugs are administered in a smaller dose than in the treatment of acute herpes virus activity to suppress.

Another stage of treatment - is the re-introduction of herpes vaccine (booster), the use of drugs - adaptagenov (they allow the body to adapt to the environment and to resist factors that cause disease recurrence) and, if necessary, the appointment of antiviral drugs in a dose that allows to control the process of revitalization herpes virus.

Tick ​​borellioz or Lyme disease: how to recognize

November 4, 2010

 tick-borne Lyme disease borellioz
 Lyme borreliosis - a disease vectors which are mites. The causative agent of the disease - the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Particular risk of tick-borne Lyme disease in those who live or spend a lot of time outdoors, especially if the person is often walks through forests and tall grass where ticks like to live.

 Tick ​​borellioz or Lyme disease: how to recognize


Signs and symptoms of tick-borne borreliosis, is usually associated with multiple systems of the body. Most often the disease affects the skin, joints, and nervous system. In borreliosis may include the following symptoms:

Rash. In just a few days or even a month before the appearance of other symptoms, the site of the tick bite appears a small red swelling. After a few days the redness spread over a larger area of ​​skin. In some people, a rash appears in several places, a sign of the growth of bacteria in the blood.

Symptoms are similar to flu symptoms. Fever, chills, fatigue, muscle pain and headache may occur soon after the eruption.

Migratory joint pain Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?  Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?
 . If left untreated, Lyme disease can cause severe pain in the joints after a few weeks or months after infection. Very often, patients complain of pain in the knees Living with pain in the knees: a walk to facilitate  Living with pain in the knees: a walk to facilitate
 But they may be moved to other joints.

Neurological problems. The consequences may be borne borreliosis Meningitis Meningitis - an inflammation of the meninges  Meningitis - an inflammation of the meninges
 Temporary paralysis of one side of the face, numbness or weakness of the limbs, and the deterioration of muscle mobility.

Less common signs and symptoms. In some people, a few weeks after the infection may have heart problems such as irregular heartbeat. Furthermore, there may be eye inflammation, hepatitis Hepatitis - the scourge of our time  Hepatitis - the scourge of our time
   and fatigue.

 Tick ​​borellioz or Lyme disease: how to recognize

When to see a doctor

Contact your doctor if you notice that you are bitten by a tick, or the appearance of symptoms. Keep in kind that the longer a tick remains attached to the skin, the greater your risk of disease.

 Tick ​​borellioz or Lyme disease: how to recognize


Lyme borreliosis is transmitted to man mites - tiny brown insects, which are virtually impossible to spot on the grass.

They are attached to the master and drink his blood, is not increased by several times compared to its previous size. At the same time ticks, which are carriers of tick-borne borreliosis, transmitted it to his master. Previously infected ticks can also get Lyme disease from an infected host.

The causative bacteria borreliosis found in the saliva of the tick, and gradually penetrate into the bloodstream. Before the tick will transmit the bacteria to the owner, it must consume a certain amount of blood, so between the bite and infection can take more than 48 hours (but infection can occur, and almost immediately, so it is important to remove the tick as soon as possible in order to reduce the risk of infection). By the time the tick has time to drink so much blood that significantly increases in size, it takes enough time for infection.

 Tick ​​borellioz or Lyme disease: how to recognize

Risk factors

More than any other tick-borne Lyme disease at risk of infection are people who are often in nature - for example, go on hikes, gather mushrooms, and so on. Ticks can not live only in the forests and meadows, but also in parks and gardens, where the grass is mowed regularly. Those who walk on the grass in a short dress, run the risk of contracting more than those who prefer long clothes, which to some extent protects against ticks.

Another risk factor is a pet. After the walk you should carefully examine their pets before the family to let them into the house.

 Tick ​​borellioz or Lyme disease: how to recognize


If untreated, Lyme borreliosis can cause the following complications:

  • Chronic inflammation of the joints;
  • Neurological symptoms such as facial nerve palsy and neuropathy;
  • Cognitive impairment such as memory problems;
  • Cardiac arrhythmias.

 Tick ​​borellioz or Lyme disease: how to recognize


In borreliosis many nonspecific symptoms that are common in other disorders such as viral infections, various diseases of the joints, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and even depression.

If the patient is not typical for borreliosis rash, used for the diagnosis of laboratory tests. The most reliable results they give a few weeks after infection - once in the body to develop antibodies.

Linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). This test can detect antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi, but because of the substantial probability of false positive result is not used as the sole basis for diagnosis.

Western blot test. This test is administered, if ELISA was positive.

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) - analysis, by which detect the presence of bacterial DNA in the fluid of the infected joints.

 Tick ​​borellioz or Lyme disease: how to recognize


  • Oral antibiotics

Oral antibiotics - is the standard treatment for the early stages of borreliosis. Adults and children older than 8 years are designated receiving doxycycline; amoxicillin or cefuroxime recommended for young children, and pregnant and lactating women. These drugs treat infection and prevent complications. It is generally recommended 14-21 day course of antibiotics, but some studies suggest that treatment courses lasting 10-14 days are equally effective.

  • Intravenous antibiotics

In the later stages of the disease your doctor may recommend treatment with intravenous antibiotics for 14-28 days. During this time, manages to defeat the infection, although symptoms may persist for longer. Side effects of intravenous antibiotics may be a reduction in white blood cell count, diarrhea, and infection by bacteria resistant to antibiotics taken.