90% of us have herpes simplex virus infection.

Herpes herpesis the most common human sickness, whose the causative agent is herpes simplex virus. There is about 90% of the population in the whole world, which are infected with this type of virus. According to numerous European researches to eighteen years over 90% of urban residents infected with one or more strains of at least seven clinically relevant viruses (herpes zoster, herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr, human herpes virus 6 and 8th types). The peculiarity of the herpes simplex virus is in that, it can possibly be hidden in the body for a long period time and does not manifest itself recently. Herpes begins to actively recur when a person's immune system is weakened. And then there are different character sings of herpes which are the small painful blisters. Very often, herpes involves the person’s skin, eyes and genitals. Carriers of the herpes virus are almost all adult patients all over the world. This virus actively spreads and remains in the human body during all his life.

The reasons and ways of herpes infection

As a rule, the first time a person is faced with a herpes infection in early childhood, the patient can be infected by kissing or the using of common cutlery. It is also possibly the contamination from relatives through airborne droplets when sneezing and a powerful cough.

This infection is manifested in different ways. More than 80% of infected virus is in an inactive form and does not have any effects. However, 17-20% of people, virus periodically "wakes up" and begins to actively proliferate. The most common factors that can trigger a relapse of herpes include:

  • Hypothermia;
  • Colds and other bacterial or viral infections;
  • Overwork;
  • Stress, depression;
  • Injury;
  • Menstrual disorders;
  • "Hard" diet, vitamin deficiencies and depletion;
  • Overreliance on sunburn;
  • Various others.

The virus can also affects any area of the skin or mucous membranes of the body. But more often the nasal mucosa and lips is become a target during relapse. For some people, herpes on the face appears only occasionally, being mainly as cosmetic defect. But for people with sharply reduced immunity in the presence of the body of the virus can be a serious problem. So, for example, in HIV patients, cancersick individuals, some people who had organ transplantation, the usual herpes virus can be a cause of internal organs disturbance. This virus is the most common infection in pregnancy, sexually transmitted and many others. Therefore, before anticipated gestation, the majority of physicians and medical specialists generally recommend expectant mothers get herpes test for the presence of cytomegalovirus infection and herpes virus in the mucous membrane of genitals, to determine the presence and level of antibodies to this virus and, if necessary, to receive prophylactic herpes treatment.

Herpesvirus influencing on the person’s organism

The organs herpesand systems of the body that can be affected by herpesvirus and the sickness are provoked by it:

  • The optic tract (keratitis, iridocyclitis, chorioretinitis, optic neuritis, flebotromboz and others);
  • ENT-organs (throat, "herpetic angina", laryngitis, otitis media, sudden deafness, vestibular disorders and different other illnesses);
  • Organs of the mouth (stomatitis, gingivitis and so on);
  • Skin and mucous membranes (the face, lips, genital herpes, and many others);
  • Lungs (pneumonia, bronchitis, etc.);
  • Cardiovascular system (myocarditis, cardiomyopathy and other heart disease);
  • Gastrointestinal tract (hepatitis, ileocolitis, proctitis and so on);
  • Female genital organs (coleitis, intrauterine infection: endometritis, amnion chorion, metroendometritis, impaired fertility and several others);
  • Men's genitals (prostatitis, urethritis, several sperm disturbances and various others);
  • CNS (encephalitis, simpatoganglionevrit, loss of nerve plexus and so on);
  • Psycho-emotional sphere (depression, schizophrenia and some others);
  • The lymphatic system (lymphadenopathy and so on).

Memo with the sickness

It must be remembered that when precipitations appear, a person becomes acute contagious one. And not only around may suffer, but also the sick person is. For example, herpes virus can be entered into the eyes or on the genitals from focus on the lips by dirty hands.

Therefore, it is important to observe the following rules:

  • Do not touch the lips affected by rashes. If you touched them, wash your hands thoroughly;
  • Use a personal towel and kitchenware only;
  • If your lips are involved, do not squeeze out the bubbles and do not tear the crust. This can cause the accessory skin infections;
  • Refrain from kissing and oral-genital contact;
  • If you apply the contact lenses, do not moisten them with saliva to wetting;
  • Don’t apply antiviral cream on the lips with your fingers, and cosmetic sticks only.

Cure for herpes

At present herpestime, there are no medications that would completely eradicate the herpes virus from the human organism. However, there is a special group of antiviral agents such as (Kenalog, Acivir Cream, Atripla, Epivir, Ritomune, Accutane, Lamisil Cream and various others), to effectively suppress the proliferation of the virus.

Relapses, affecting the lips or mucous membrane of the nose, are not bad amenable to local treatment with cream or ointment. In more severe cases, your physician may recommend some pills or capsules for per oral application.

It must be chiefly remembered, that early herpes medical cure is the key to success and your health improving. Before the appearance of vesicles, lips are very sensitive; there is some itching and panging. And if you begin to treat this sickness at the stage of the precursors, the rash may not appear, and the recovery will come as soon as possible. If you start you applying of some antiviral cream with already existing rashes, healing is faster than with other treatment methods.

Preventive measures

Prevention of herpes is, above all, to strengthen immunity. It is advisable to observe the sleep and rest, don’t forget about using of vitamins and herbal supplements including (Astymin-M Forte, Cipcal, Ginseng, Aloe Vera Juice,  Neurobion Forte, Supradyn and so on). During the SARS and influenza epidemics it is important to avoid staying in crowded places. Those who are often acute herpes, it is recommended to check the state of immunity and to be examined, including the presence of other latent infections.