What is herpes?
Herpes (herpes infection) - a viral disease of humans, exhibits
different symptoms as skin and mucous
membranes, central nervous system and other
Causes of Herpes
Herpes is caused by a DNA virus of herpes
simplex (Simplexvirus), member of the family
The causative agent of herpes in the environment persists for days and
resistant to heat, but it can tolerate
The disease is transmitted by droplet
infection, by direct contact and sexually
and from mother to child.
The source of infection is infected with herpes any person, especially during
the clinical manifestations of the disease.
Getting on the skin or mucosa, herpes virus
multiplies within the cells, and then
introduced into the next nerve fibers, where
life is saved.
In the case of low immunity and hypothermia,
skin injury and exposure to ultraviolet
radiation, the virus becomes active, along
nerve fibers reaches the skin and mucous
membranes, where he actively multiply and
In some cases, herpes simplex virus causes
damage to other organs and tissues (eyes and
central nervous system, and reproductive
Infection with herpes simplex virus population is very high, and according to
some reports in adulthood approaches the
Signs and symptoms of herpes
The incubation period during which the
disease does not manifest itself, ranging
from 2 to 12 days.
Clinical manifestations of herpes are very diverse and are herpetic lesions of
the skin and mucous membranes of the face,
upper respiratory tract and oral cavity,
eyes, genital and internal organs, central
nervous system, etc.
Herpetic skin lesions manifested rash around
the mouth, lips and nose wings.
Rash is a closely spaced small blisters
filled with fluid, which then becomes
Over time, the bubbles are opened to form
erosion or dry out and become brown.
At the site there is a burning rash, fever
and itchy skin.
In the case of a massive rubbing the
affected area, the rash may spread to large
areas of the face, hands and body.
There is a rise in body temperature and
general weakness, fatigue, there is itching,
burning and pain at the site of the rash.
Herpes oral mucosa causes stomatitis,
manifested the characteristic appearance of
bubbles on the cheeks, palate and gums.
Notes burning and tingling at the site of injury, fever, weakness, and
Genital herpes (genital) in women is
manifested by fever, malaise and muscle
pain, impaired urination and pain in the
lower abdomen, increased morbidity and
inguinal lymph nodes.
There is a rash on the external genitals.
In men, herpes occurs in the form of rash on
the penis with the appearance of mucous
discharge from the urethra, difficulty
It should be noted that this form of the disease often occurs without apparent
In the case of genital herpes in pregnant
women develop herpes and the newborn.
There are common skin and mucous membranes
of the mouth, eyes, and central nervous
system and internal organs.
Ocular herpes simplex virus leads to
inflammation of the cornea (keratitis) and
mucosal (conjunctivitis), iris (iritis) and
vascular (uveitis) eye membranes.
This can cause a persistent corneal opacities up to blindness.
The defeat of the herpes simplex virus
central nervous system manifests a rapid
rise in body temperature and headache,
vomiting, increased irritability to external
influences and meningeal symptoms.
The defeat of the internal organs leads to
inflammation of the lungs, liver and
esophagus with associated symptoms.
The most common complications of herpes is a
swelling of the brain and cardiovascular
failure, bacterial superinfection of the
skin and internal organs.
How to treat
Methods of treatment
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