- Treatment of herpes - a serious problem
Schemes antiherpetic treatment
The main goal of treatment of any type of herpes infection is to reduce the frequency and duration of relapses, as well as the severity of their flow. To this end, the antiviral drugs are assigned to different schemes.
The first scheme includes episodic antiviral treatment during acute herpes infection therapeutic dosages. Fastest herpes treatment can be carried out with the help of Famvir. The scheme also includes the appointment of drugs with interferon inducers of interferon.
The second scheme is called suppressive therapy. It is a constant intake of antiviral drugs in remission low doses. Such treatment can last for years.
In less severe recurrent herpes usually quite the destination course antivirals System (tablets) and local (in the form of a cream) actions, as well as the full course of treatment Amiksin, vitamin-mineral complexes and viferonom or Kipferon. If acute herpes continues, then appointed vaccinotherapy.
At moderate and severe recurrent herpes of the combination therapy in addition to antiviral drugs and non-specific immunotherapy must include vaccine therapy, which is usually prescribed after treatment with immunomodulators such as Poludanum or Myelopid that increase the efficacy of vaccine.
For very frequent recurrences of herpes treatment begins with nonspecific immunotherapy. After a course of nonspecific immunotherapy held a course of specific immunotherapy - administered herpes vaccine booster which must be repeated every 6 to 8 months. In addition, such patients prescribe a course of suppressive antiviral therapy for three - four months.
Local treatment of herpes infection
For topical treatment of herpes infections in the skin and mucous membranes used a cream and ointment acyclovir
Acyclovir - as it is safe?
. If you put the cream on the skin or mucous membranes at the first signs of deterioration, when there appeared rash with blisters, then a slight relapse of the disease can be managed in one or two days.
Topical application of antiviral drugs herpes skin and mucous membranes is required to reduce edema, exudation, pain and itching in the areas of destruction, accelerate healing of ulcers and erosions, and reduce the duration of viral shedding in the areas of destruction.
It is particularly important to hold local treatment of recurrent herpes in men with lesions of large areas of the urogenital organs. For this purpose, it is used not only antiviral but also immunomodulators. For example, for the treatment of herpetic urethritis often prescribed liniment tsikloferona or Poludanum which is administered in the form of instillation into the urethra. When herpetic lesions of the rectum effective introduction into the rectum of the solution in the form mikroklizm Poludan. Assign also rectal suppositories kipferon. Often this treatment course is complemented by carrying out a low-frequency laser. Treatment of herpes laser can significantly increase the effectiveness of treatment of recurrent herpes in men. In the topical treatment of lesions of urogenital organs in women is also often used candles kipferon (administered vaginally) and liniment tsikloferona.
Why in some cases the treatment of recurrent herpes ineffective?
Recurrent genital herpes does not always respond well to treatment. Sometimes the application and selection of different treatments gives the desired results. Lack of proper therapeutic effect can manifest itself in the preservation of the frequency, duration and severity of relapses or maintaining general malaise, weakness, loss of ability to work with the improvement of local manifestations of herpes infection. And in fact, in both cases the treatment is considered ineffective.
Very often in such cases, the examination of the patients revealed a combination of herpes simplex virus (HSV-1 or HSV-2), cytomegalovirus (herpes virus type 5), and it already requires other treatments.
Treatment of herpes zoster
Treatment of herpes zoster should also be integrated and administered as early as possible. It is the prevention of post-herpetic neuralgia - severe pain in the course of the changing impact of herpes infection of the nerve after the disease has already ended.
The structure of the complex treatment should include antivirals (acyclovir, Valtrex, Famvir) and immunomodulating (viferon, kipferon, amiksin, alpizarin) drugs, vitamins, vitamin C, rutin, painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs (ketorol, diclofenac, ibuprofen, Nise) antihistamines (suprastin, Claritin
Claritin - histamine receptor blocker
, Erius) drugs. If the disease is complicated by the addition of an infection, antibiotics are prescribed. Severe shingles require hospital treatment.
Physiotherapy techniques are used: UHF, ultraviolet irradiation, ultrasound, electrophoresis with novocaine, adrenaline and others.
For topical treatment of herpes zoster
Treatment of herpes zoster - the main thing is not to miss the right moment
aniline dyes used (an alcoholic solution of brilliant green, methylene blue aqueous solution, and so on) that is applied to a dot on the skin of the lesion. As the antiviral agents used Zovirax cream
Zovirax - time-proven antiviral drug
, Alpizarinovaya ointment (possesses antiviral, immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, it is prepared from the leaves of the mango).
Treatment of herpes - the task is not simple, it can carry out dermatologist, urology and gynecology, specially trained for the treatment of herpes.