- Genital herpes: eliminate sex
- Repeated herpes
Prevention of genital herpes in the case where there is no permanent sexual partner or a partner infected with the herpes simplex virus
Herpes simplex - in fact, not so simple
- Not an easy task. However, it was found that if all of the prescribed rules, the risk of infection is much lower. But such full security guarantees no sex.
General principles for prevention of genital herpes infection
The primary means of prevention of genital herpes is the observance of sexual health. It is best to have a trusted sexual partner, and if this is not possible, then you need to at least limit the number of sexual partners. It is also important always to use a condom - it allows you to halve the risk of contracting genital herpes. Fully condom from the herpes virus does not protect, as does not cover all the genital organs. If a condom oral sex is no less important than the genital as an infectious agent may be a herpes simplex virus type I (HSV I), causing the "cold" on the lips.
Hygiene in the home is also important. Each family member must have a separate towel, bath accessories, a toothbrush. Women should not use someone else's lipstick. Children's better not to kiss on the lips, as most adults are already infected with HSV I and can pass it to the baby. The child is using dirty hands could carry the virus with blisters on the lips of the genitals.
When the first symptoms of genital herpes
Genital Herpes - Symptoms of chronic viral infection
you need to see a doctor for a complete examination and treatment. This is very important as it helps to prevent the development of complications.
If genital herpes sick one sexual partner
Patients with genital herpes should be aware that during the recurrence of the disease it can be a source of infection to your sexual partner, so in this period is best to avoid sexual contact. Unfortunately, the absence of recurrence does not guarantee the absence of HSV in the genital area of the patient. So better to use a condom always.
Patients with genital herpes should tell your sexual partner. The latter should conduct periodic inspection, and the detection of HSV - treatment.
In order to reduce the risk of complications and a partner at home, patients with genital herpes should always take antiviral drugs. Today this purpose often assigned valacyclovir. Long-term use of this drug on prescription inhibits the development of disease recurrence and asymptomatic disease, which can lead to infection of the sexual partner. Valacyclovir take prescribed by a doctor, who picks up the daily dose. As a rule, long-term use of valaciclovir is safe and has no significant side effects.
Emergency prevention of genital herpes
If there was sexual contact with a partner or unfamiliar with a patient with genital herpes, in order to reduce the risk of infection, it is possible to carry out an emergency prevention betadine.
Betadine (Povidone-Iodine) - a preservative, which has, in particular, and antiviral effect. Available in the form of vaginal suppositories
Vaginal suppositories - for contraception and treatment of inflammation
, Disinfectant and ointment for topical and local application. In contact with human tissues Betadine released active iodine, which inhibits vital functions of herpes viruses.
For emergency prevention of infection with herpes betadine
Betadine - use correctly
It should be used no later than two hours after sexual intercourse. A woman enters the vagina candle betadine, and then all of the external genitalia and perineum treated with a solution betadine. Man treats genitals and perineum betadine solution. A quarter of an hour, the solution is washed off with Betadine genitals water. Do not use this betadine when individual intolerance, increased thyroid function, after the application of radioactive iodine and some skin diseases.
How to protect yourself from getting sick pregnant woman
Genital herpes is not dangerous for a pregnant woman only if it is caught before pregnancy, that is, if she has immunity to this infection. Infection during pregnancy is very dangerous because it can lead to miscarriage and intrauterine infection.
Therefore, if a woman is before pregnancy has not been infected with the herpes simplex virus, it should take measures to ensure that no infected during pregnancy. To this end, her sexual partner (if he is sick genital herpes) should use condoms consistently and take antiviral drugs on prescription scheme. Very dangerous oral-genital contact, so better to abandon them.