Genital herpes - long treatment

April 25, 2013

 genital herpes treatment
 Most patients are well known: if you started genital herpes - treatment is always long. Chronic viral infections such as chronic hepatitis Hepatitis - the scourge of our time  Hepatitis - the scourge of our time
 , Genital herpes, HIV infection is very common nowadays. Unfortunately, mankind has not learned how to completely remove pathogens from the body of these infections. But make sure that the virus does not cause permanent exacerbation of the disease, it is already possible.

 Genital herpes - long treatment

Basic principles of treatment of genital herpes

The causative agent of the disease is herpes simplex virus type II. Once introduced into the human body, it settles there forever. During remission virus hides in the nerve ganglia, and with lowered immunity caused by colds, stress, any past illnesses, injuries, operations and so on, "comes out of the closet" and causes the disease. To suppress the activity of the herpes virus is carried antiviral treatment.

Sometimes the only antiviral drugs to cope with the herpes virus can not - it is said to reduce immunity and require immune, which is held only by the results of a special study of blood - immunogram.

Great importance has antioxidant therapy - suppressing the toxic effects on the cells of free radicals, which are formed during cellular metabolism.

 Genital herpes - long treatment

Antiviral treatment

Antiviral treatment of genital herpes carried antiviral drugs such as acyclovir Acyclovir - as it is safe?  Acyclovir - as it is safe?
 , Valacyclovir (Valtrex) and famciclovir (Famvir). The first drug that suppresses the activity of the herpes virus was acyclovir. Later, there were far more effective drugs valacyclovir and famciclovir.

A particularly thorough and requires active treatment first appeared genital herpes because the virus has just penetrated into the body and the latter has not yet been developed against it means to fight - antibodies. Therefore, for the treatment of primary genital herpes applied, higher doses of antiviral drugs for a longer time.

Antiviral treatment recurrence of the disease depends on how often they develop during the year. If the year is not more than 6 recurrences, the precursors or the appearance of the first signs of herpes sores on the genitals conduct short courses of antiviral therapy.

If relapses are frequent, it is held constant (so-called suppressive) antiviral therapy. Small doses of antiviral drugs used for at least eight months. If the background of such therapy relapse was not possible to make a break for two months, and watch the result of the treatment. If relapses reappear, treatment should be resumed.

The laboratory research and clinical practice have shown that prolonged use of antiviral drugs has no negative impact on the human body, as these drugs are activated only in the presence of viruses. Their continued presence in the body inhibits the activity of pathogens.

The positive effect of suppressive antiviral therapy is also a fact that reduces the risk of transmission of herpes sexual partner. If the sexual partner is found herpes simplex virus Herpes simplex - in fact, not so simple  Herpes simplex - in fact, not so simple
   Type II, but no symptoms of the disease, treatment is not assigned to him.

 Genital herpes - long treatment

Immunotherapy and antioxidant therapy

Since relapses often occur against the backdrop of persistent or transient (transient, for example, against colds, stress and so on) immunity disorders, the patients underwent a special laboratory blood tests - immunogram. If the immunological revealed some violations, the correction of immunity should be engaged specialist - an immunologist. Appointed by various medications, depending on what parts of immunity suffered.

In order to strengthen overall immunity adjuvants used vegetable - tincture of Siberian Ginseng, Immunal, ginseng, Rhodiola rosea, and so on. Apply these drugs courses and only during remission. At relapse of the disease manifestations of herpes on the background of plant immunostimulants may increase.

For the state of immunity is of great importance metabolism Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting  Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting
   cells. It is found that the toxic effect of free radicals cells promotes frequent recurrences of herpes. Therefore, antioxidant therapy always include the treatment of herpes. Usually prescribed vitamin-mineral complexes, which include active antioxidants such as vitamins A, E, C and the mineral selenium.

Treatment of genital herpes for a long period and it must be carried out under the supervision of a physician.

Galina Romanenko

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Genital herpes in men: symptoms are similar to women

July 13, 2013

 male genital herpes symptoms
 It is known that about 95% of the world population is infected with herpes simplex virus type first. A genital herpes affects about five percent. Genital or genital herpes has been known since ancient times. In recent years, the disease began to spread faster, which is associated with the freedom of sexual mores, environmental degradation, the rapid pace of life and other things. Genital herpes affects not only women but also men. When genital herpes in men Herpes men - how dangerous it is?  Herpes men - how dangerous it is?
   Symptoms usually similar to the manifestations of the disease in women. However, the signs of genital herpes in men often less pronounced.

 Genital herpes in men: symptoms are similar to women

Genital herpes - men's problems

Genital herpes as becomes clear from the title, is a disease that affects the genitals and perineum. The causative agent of genital herpes, usually becomes herpes simplex virus Herpes simplex - in fact, not so simple  Herpes simplex - in fact, not so simple
   the second type. Genital herpes is transmitted through sexual contact. Another aggravation of the disease occurs in weakening the body's defenses (seasonal SARS, worsening of chronic diseases, stress). Nevsegda disease is symptomatic manifestations take place, as the carrier and the latent (hidden during the process).

 Genital herpes in men: symptoms are similar to women


As noted above, the existence of genital herpes in men with similar signs of disease in women. These include:

  • incubation period

The incubation period (the time interval from the moment of infection to the onset of clinical symptoms) is three to seven days.

  • The appearance of bubbles

A characteristic symptom of genital herpes is the appearance of bubbles (vesicles) in the genital area. Men bubbles form on the penis and / or the inside of the foreskin. First there is redness of the mucous membrane, and then, after a few hours, there are vesicles that after two or three days burst. The bubbles are larger than 0, 5-0, 25 cm and filled with murky liquid. After opening the vesicles are formed in their place, ulcers irregular shape subsequently crust. Also, characterized by the formation of vesicles in the anal region. Ulcers heal about three to four weeks after their disappearance remains scarring.

  • Subjective feelings

In place of the vesicles, and even before their inception man feels itchy and burning sensation in the perineum, anus and penis. Often, the patient concerned aching pain in the abdomen. Discomfort in the crotch area is so pronounced that leads to sleep disorders.

  • Violation of urination

The herpes simplex virus can infect the urethra, bladder, testes and prostate. This leads to the development of urethritis, prostatitis, cystitis, which is manifested by frequent urge to urinate and pain.

  • Acute urinary retention

As one of the complications of genital herpes, often there is an acute urinary retention (in severe disease). Neurological basis of urinary retention are strong-willed efforts of the patient due to fear of pain due to the ulceration of the glans penis.

  • Common manifestations

In addition to local symptoms, genital herpes, and it is characterized by common features. These include an increase in body temperature (up to 38C), weakness, malaise, irritability Irritability - you try to control my temper  Irritability - you try to control my temper
 , Drowsiness, headache, depressed mood. It is also characterized by myalgia (muscle pain).

  • The increase in regional lymph nodes

For genital herpes is characterized by an increase in the inguinal lymph nodes. On palpation determined by the tight, swollen and painless lymph nodes Lymph nodes - what keeps our immune system  Lymph nodes - what keeps our immune system

 Genital herpes in men: symptoms are similar to women

Diagnosis of genital herpes

Diagnosis of herpes simplex virus based on the detection of the pathogen in the patient's blood. It is also determined by the herpes simplex virus by PCR (polymerase chain reaction) in the discharge of the affected organs (scraping with mucous, semen or urine). In addition, the discharge seeded on culture media, followed by the study of the properties of the virus.

Anna Sozinova

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