Herpes in the mouth - you can expect from the disease

January 27, 2014

 cold sores in the mouth
 Most of the world's population suffers from herpes infection, which manifests the appearance of the characteristic rash in the form of bubbles. It affects the skin, mucous membranes, lips, and the infection can spread further to the area of ​​the mouth, gums. Herpes in the mouth caused by the herpes virus and that enters the body after contact with the sick person.


From what can depend on the frequency of disease exacerbations

Herpes in the mouth is different recurrent episodes of exacerbation alternating with intervals which can be characterized by a temporary prosperity. For the duration of these periods may be different, which is primarily determined by the state of the immune system The immune system - how it works?  The immune system - how it works?
   organism. Cold sores in the mouth usually occurs after mucosal lips were grouped herpetic vesicles.

The spread of infection will contribute to non-observance of simple hygienic measures. Every person who was faced with a primary episode of HSV infection should be aware that during the exacerbation it may cause infection in people who are with him closely. Oral herpes is easily transmitted by contact, so you should always keep in mind the following recommendations:

  • you can not kiss, close skin contact with a person who has a rash
  • you should use the individual kitchen and toiletries. Each family member must have their own towel, toothbrush Toothbrushes - make no mistake in choosing  Toothbrushes - make no mistake in choosing
 This applies in full to the cutlery. If oral herpes has expressed clinical manifestations, it is prohibited to use the common facilities

Person can trigger an episode of herpes, if not to follow that advice. The activity of the virus depends on the body's defenses, so has the importance of carrying out health-building activities that will support the immune system at the right level.


What helps to diagnose diseases

The symptoms of herpes in the mouth can have a similar clinical picture with other inflammatory diseases that affect the oral mucosa. One of these diseases is stomatitis, which is primarily carried out differential diagnosis.

Bubbles mouth herpes after the active phase of the disease burst to form ulcers, stomatitis, sores at the first symptom of the disease.

Typically, during the period of relapse of the disease, when there is an exacerbation of herpes blisters often localized in the same place. It is also a feature of herpes stomatitis since Stomatitis - to breath fresh  Stomatitis - to breath fresh
   rashes appear each time in a new place. If we make a difference in terms of the localization elements, characteristic for herpes lesion areas in the oral cavity which are adjacent to the bones. The defeat of the soft tissue inside of the cheeks, the lips can be attributed to the grounds of stomatitis.

Given the similar clinical picture with other diseases, it is important not to resort to self-medication. This is especially important in children. Herpes in the mouth of the child may be accompanied by swollen lymph nodes located in the immediate vicinity (usually a group of mandibular nodes). It is therefore necessary to conduct timely diagnosis of possible infectious diseases that occur in children.


How much should be held Therapy

The first question when a painful rash in the mouth comes down to how to treat cold sores in the mouth. There is a differentiated approach to the appointment of the volume of treatment depending on whether, in what period of the disease a patient appealed to the doctor. At a time when there is mucosal herpes, recommended local treatment of lesions with ointments antiviral action. For this purpose, use the ointment "acyclovir", it is important to lubricate the mucosa to five times a day.

Treatment of herpes in the mouth at the stage when the crust formed at the site of bubbles, is aimed at improving the recovery processes that can help to normalize the mucosa for a short period of time. You can recommend a dental ointment with wound-healing effect. The most pronounced clinical benefit from the use of these ointments can be expected if the pathological process is localized. If cold sores on the gums does not extend to the neighboring areas is sufficient to carry out local processing. The question of the appointment of a specific antiviral therapy should be decided on the basis of process activity, the severity of the patient's condition.

During the illness you need to follow the oral hygiene Oral hygiene - not only in the dentist's chair  Oral hygiene - not only in the dentist's chair
 To prevent other kinds of microorganisms.

Good disinfectant, anti-inflammatory properties have grass, so it is advisable to do rinse decoction of herbs. The most accessible remedy is chamomile, from which you can prepare a decoction of healing.

Herpes mouth may be accompanied by the formation of vesicles on the tongue. The symptoms of herpes in the language does not differ substantially from herpes at other sites. Noteworthy likelihood of pain in connection with the localization process in the language. During the whole period, when there are bubbles of the mouth, you need to follow a certain diet. Should be excluded from the diet of spicy food, pickles, smoked and canned foods. These products are irritant, so cold sores on the tongue will succumb to bad treatment, despite taking the modern antiviral drugs, the disease can probresti long duration. The food is best taken in the form of heat, to eliminate the influence of a large temperature difference between the state of the mucous membrane.

Marina Solovyov

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Tamiflu: real protection against swine flu?

January 27, 2013

 Tamiflu swine flu
 The drug Tamiflu was set against the backdrop of increased incidence of swine flu Swine flu: a new global threat to health or panic?  Swine flu: a new global threat to health or panic?
   for its treatment. And indeed, it was proven that Tamiflu cope with this task, suppresses reproduction, distribution of organs and tissues and excretion from the body of the patient into the environment of swine influenza viruses.

 Tamiflu: real protection against swine flu?

What is swine flu

It called swine influenza type A subtype H1N1. This swine disease outbreaks that occur in these animals often enough. Sometimes, the virus is transmitted to humans, but is very rare. Pigs can also get sick and pass the person (limited) and other influenza viruses such as the bird.

But a few years ago, a new swine flu virus (a combination of the genes of viruses of human, avian and swine flu), which is rapidly transmitted from person to person. This rapid spread of swine flu is because earlier this pathogen infection does not circulate, immunity Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults  Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults
   to him the population there. The illness is usually difficult, complicated by viral infection of the lungs and has a high mortality rate.

Symptoms of swine flu are little different from symptoms of seasonal influenza type A. It is high fever, cough, nasal congestion and runny nose, sore throat, headache, muscle and joint pain, malaise. Sometimes there are nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

But unlike the seasonal flu, swine flu may be at a very fast start, spread and very difficult to proceed complications of the respiratory tract. Pneumonia, which in this case arise, destroy lung tissue and cause the death of patients.

Symptoms of swine flu complications are the appearance of shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, cyanosis of the skin, expectoration with blood, chest pain, agitation, high fever for more than three days, reduction in blood pressure Blood pressure - dangerous if his swing?  Blood pressure - dangerous if his swing?
   and severe weakness.

 Tamiflu: real protection against swine flu?

How to cope with swine flu

Not always the swine flu runs hard, there are cases of mild and moderate severity that is treated symptomatically, as the common flu: bed rest, drink plenty of warm, high temperature - antipyretics.

But given the possible severe complications of swine flu have been developed effective antiviral drugs to treat it - oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza). These drugs are able to inhibit the reproduction, distribution and excretion into the environment from the body of the patient virus.

Assign these drugs, and only a doctor if influenza is really hard.

 Tamiflu: real protection against swine flu?

The mechanism of action of Tamiflu when swine flu

The active ingredient of Tamiflu - Oseltamivir phosphate is initially inactive, it is absorbed into the bloodstream to the liver and under the influence of hepatic enzymes decompose there for metabolites (products of metabolism). One metabolite oseltamivir carboxylate is an active substance that suppresses reproduction and distribution of influenza virus type A (H1N1). It was found that Tamiflu is also effective against all influenza viruses types A and B.

The mechanism of action of Tamiflu due to the fact that the drug inhibits the action of influenza virus neuraminidase enzymes, without which the proliferation and spread of the virus.

Reducing the amount of infectious agents in blood and tissues reduces toxicity, easier course of disease and the risk of complications (both viral and bacterial) in the lungs.

 Tamiflu: real protection against swine flu?

Contraindications for receiving Tamiflu during the swine flu and its possible side effects

In severe swine flu contraindications for the use of this drug is almost there. This idiosyncrasy of its components, and severe renal dysfunction. WHO (World Health Organization) recommends prescribe Tamiflu swine flu even if children under one year, pregnant women and nursing mothers.

But this does not mean that the drug should be appointed with milder forms of swine flu or seasonal influenza A and B. Tamiflu has a lot of side effects, which can be "close their eyes" only for health reasons.

Side effects are often encountered nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, irritability, fatigue, insomnia. Occasionally there are side effects such as gastrointestinal bleeding and liver dysfunction.

On the part of the central nervous system may cause severe side effects such as convulsions, confusion and even psychosis.

These flu-like symptoms, such as cough, runny nose, sore throat, inflammation of the upper respiratory tract and bronchi may increase the side effects of Tamiflu Tamiflu - an antiviral drug for the treatment and prevention of influenza  Tamiflu - an antiviral drug for the treatment and prevention of influenza

Tamiflu - an effective tool for the treatment of severe swine flu. It used this drug on prescription.

Galina Romanenko

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