Symptoms of herpes - sometimes you can not even notice

January 14, 2014

 signs of herpes
 For most people, a well-known fact that the herpes occurs with lesions of the mucous membranes and skin rash in the form of a bubble. This can be attributed to the most characteristic manifestations of the disease. Symptoms of herpes are often worn in nature, so it is important to draw on all the complaints which the patient presents during a visit to the doctor. In this case, definitively confirm the diagnosis helps methods of laboratory diagnostics.


Stages of the disease

Symptoms of herpes does not always appear immediately after transmission to humans of the virus. Man, being a carrier of infection may not know about it, because it will not have any clinical manifestations. It can be a source of infection for other people, infecting them with contact. Asymptomatic herpes lately more common, so much importance is attached to preventive examinations, during which can be detected signs of distress.

Conventionally distinguish several stages in the course of herpes infection. Herpes symptoms appear after a period that precedes the clinical disease. This period is called "predvestikami" herpes, it is manifested by the presence of discomfort or a burning sensation, itching in the area where the herpes rash appears over a short period of time. Eruptions on the skin and mucous membranes in the presence of herpes is characterized by the active stage of the disease. At first, the rash is in the nature of the unit cells, which are then merged.

Lesions in the form of herpes vesicles persist for a few days. After their opening on the site of the bubble formed ulcers, covered with a crust. At the stage of ulceration is noted the presence of pronounced itching, with significantly reduced pain. Only at the stage of bubbles, patients complain of pain, which affects the general condition. Ulcer healing leaves lesions on the skin, but in some cases may remain pigmented skin area or scar, if the lesion affected the deeper layers of skin.


Common symptoms of viral disease

The first symptoms of herpes are found after a short incubation period. Primary episode occurs with common viral disease phenomena. Patients meet the following complaints, which are the consequence of the general intoxication:

  • fatigue
  • weakness
  • headache
  • temperature rise to high values

Symptoms of intoxication gradually decrease the emergence of a bubble. Once in place the bubble appears crust, the person can not be a source of infection. The highest concentration of the virus is in the contents of the vial, so it is not recommended to comb them to minimize the possibility of spread of the virus.

A characteristic feature of the herpes virus is that it is permanently retained in the body and affects the nervous system. The complications of the nervous system in the form of pain, various neurological symptoms indicate a severe form of the infection. It is most often affected intercostal nerves, nerves, limbs and the trigeminal nerve, which will affect the severity of those or other clinical symptoms. The first signs of herpes in most cases of acute course. If the herpes symptoms persist for several weeks in the appointment of the necessary complex treatment, you should look for another cause of immunodeficiency condition, such as cancer.


Differences in the clinical picture for men and women

The risk of infection by herpes viruses are subject to equally men and women. Symptoms of herpes in men Herpes men - how dangerous it is?  Herpes men - how dangerous it is?
   also characterized by the presence of a bubble in the lesion scars, only men have a longer "light" periods. They did not so often develop recurrences, often symptoms of the disease is not severe, cold sores can occur in asymptomatic form. This is an important difference between the current herpes infection among representatives of different sexes.

For this reason, most men feel that they have no health problems, but they are carriers of the herpes virus, which occurs without the developed clinical picture. Symptoms of herpes in women Herpes in women - clinical features of the disease  Herpes in women - clinical features of the disease
   appear after an incubation period, and in each case it is necessary to give sufficient attention to the issue of herpes infection and seek treatment. Episodes genius herpes significantly affect the condition of female reproductive system. If the pathological process not only affects the genital area, as well as the urethra, the woman observes the presence of itching, pain during urination.

Men are at risk of developing prostate Prostatitis: how to deal with pain  Prostatitis: how to deal with pain
   infectious nature against the backdrop of genital herpes. It is proved that in the long course of an infectious disease may occur in men with prostate cancer Prostate cancer - the sad consequences of carelessness  Prostate cancer - the sad consequences of carelessness
 . This occurs in complicated herpes, which occurs with frequent periods of exacerbation, and also because of inadequate antiviral therapy. It is believed that if the periods of exacerbation develop more than three times in one month, it is necessary to carry out an immunostimulatory therapy. A prerequisite for its implementation is a comprehensive examination of the patient with the study of the immune system.

To set the exact diagnosis of herpes is necessary to conduct laboratory research. You can not be based only on the presence of certain clinical manifestations, even in the case that they have the characteristics of this disease. There are many diseases that can have a similar clinical picture with herpes. Also note the presence of atypical forms of herpes infection, which in recent years have proliferated.

Marina Solovyov

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Herpes Type 1 - is rarely a significant threat to human

January 20, 2014

 Herpes type 1
 Herpes type 1 is "cold" on the lips or herpes labialis. The causative agent of this disease is very common in nature, they affect up to 90-95% of the population. Implementation of herpes infection occurs at an early age, after which it stays in the body forever. But do not worry: with normal immunity, this virus is not dangerous.


Herpes simplex type 1 - what is it?

When appears on the lips of "cold" in the form of swelling and small blisters, accompanied by pain and itching, then this is the herpes simplex type I, or, more correctly, labial herpes, herpes simplex virus type I - HSV-I.

This type of herpes virus is widespread and adults affected them almost completely. The introduction of HSV-I in the human body occurs in the preschool years. The first meeting may happen quickly, if the child has a good immune system. Then, in response to introduction of the HSV-I body produces specific antibodies, which protect it from the relapse of the disease.

But it could be another variant of primary herpes infection. After the introduction of HSV-I developed an acute inflammatory process, thus, the younger the child and the more imperfect his immunity, the more difficult the disease. Most often it occurs in the form of herpes sore throat Herpangina - a mild form of the disease  Herpangina - a mild form of the disease
   or stomatitis. Subsequent outbreaks of herpes infection caused by HSV-I, occur much more easily in the form of characteristic rash on the lips.


How is the specific immunity to HSV-I

In the fourth to seventh day after introduction of HSV-I in the body there are the first antibodies that can destroy the pathogen. Antibodies - immunoglobulins are proteins which belong to different classes depending on the duration of the disease. The first antibody, which appear in response to the introduction of the pathogen virus, belong to the class of immunoglobulin M (IgM). This time the antibodies they protect the body only in the acute period of the disease. Their number reaches a maximum of 14-20 day of the disease, and then begins to decline. Disappear antibody IgM class 2-3 months after the onset of the disease, but in some patients, they can be found and at relapse of chronic infection. From the second week of the disease begin to appear in the blood of antibodies to HSV-I, which belong to the immunoglobulin class G (IgG). These antibodies remain in the blood of a patient for life.

But class IgG antibody (the antibody sometimes mistakenly referred to as "herpes simplex virus 1 igg») may be different. Newer antibodies of this class have a lower avidity (strength of the bond to the antigen, i.e. with HSV-I), and only a few mnesyatsev after introducing infection appear IgG antibodies with high avidity.

This is a very important indicator, since it allows a high degree of confidence to determine whether an acute herpes infection of primary or recurrent chronic disease. Featuring a primary infection from relapse is especially important during pregnancy. Certainly, HSV-I is less dangerous for pregnant women than HSV-II, and it falls usually not during pregnancy and childhood, however, its initial introduction during pregnancy undesirable.


Herpes simplex type: symptoms of primary infection

Primary infection developing after the introduction into the body of HSV-I, takes place usually hard. A few days after the introduction of infection (incubation period ranging from two days to three weeks) develops herpangina or stomatitis. This first high fever, there is a fever, malaise, headache and pain in the throat or mouth.

On reddened edematous mucosa blisters appear, they often have a hemorrhagic (bloody) character. Bubbles burst with the formation of painful erosions, wound that is slow enough. For as long as there is an acute inflammatory process, the child has high fever, which manages to bring down with great difficulty. The temperature is reduced independently after the delayed start to erosion. Disease duration of 2-3 weeks.

The symptoms of recurrent herpes labialis much easier. As a rule, it is a rash on the lips, accompanied by a slight indisposition. Duration of relapse no longer than 10-11 days. The frequency and duration of relapses of the disease depends on the immune system.


Herpes simplex type I: Treatment

If a primary infection is difficult, it is prescribed antiviral drugs. Babies usually given acyclovir Acyclovir - as it is safe?  Acyclovir - as it is safe?
 . Furthermore, assigned symptomatic treatment for removing the high temperature - Nurofen syrup, children ibuklin, preparations based on paracetamol. It is impossible for young children and teenagers to give aspirin to reduce (acetylsalicylic acid) - it can cause serious complications.

Topical oral mucosa was smeared aqueous solution of methylene blue. The throat may be rinsed tincture of Hypericum, chamomile, calendula, furatsilina solution.

In cases of recurrent herpes on the lip bubbles can burn an alcoholic solution of brilliant green. Applied and antiviral drugs in topical creams, such as Zovirax Zovirax - time-proven antiviral drug  Zovirax - time-proven antiviral drug
   (5% acyclovir). If a cream is applied to the lip at the outset of the inflammatory process, it is possible to suppress it completely.

But the most important thing for a child suffering from frequent recurrences of herpes - is strengthening the immune system Strengthening the immune system - help the immune system  Strengthening the immune system - help the immune system
 Including the identification and treatment of all the possible sites of infection in the body.

Galina Romanenko

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