Herpes on the face, which is called a cold - a very common phenomenon. It is an infection of the mucous membranes or the skin of human herpes virus type 1. The symptoms are usually on the lips (lip and the skin around them), on the nose, eyelids and ears. The virus also sometimes placed directly on the eye, which can, in the absence of appropriate treatment, lead to clouding of the cornea and the further loss of vision. Genital herpes, localization is clear from the title, it can also stay on the face. Although it is the causative agent virus type 2. But under certain circumstances, such as oral sex, the transfer of infection is very likely.
3/4 of the world's population have antibodies to herpes. The source of the disease can be like a sick man, and a carrier of the virus. This means that practically every planet has time to recover herpes. Especially as it passed very quickly: the tactile contact, airborne droplets, when sharing household items. Some are sick with herpes lips several times a year.
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Causes and symptoms
One of the main reasons for the appearance of herpes on his face is a weakening of the immune system.
The virus enters the human body and can sit there for a long time, waiting in the wings. Once the immune defenses are weakened, he quickly makes itself felt. Provoke a virus attack on your face can be a strong hypothermia or, on the contrary, overheating. Stress and lack of sleep, overeating unhealthy foods, excessive drinking, lack of vitamins - is the main and then have to be treated for herpes on the lips and not only.
The first signs of the appearance of herpes - a burning, tingling sensation, the desire to scratch. Some experience with the general malaise and weakness in the body. This brief step, it may take from 1 hour to one day. Begun at this stage does not allow treatment of the disease develop further.
If measures are not taken, there is swelling and redness. Behind this there are bubbles of clear liquid, which grow and connect.
Ripe bubbles burst, the sores appear. The patient complains of pain in the affected area of the lips or other parts of the face. By the way, this is the most dangerous for the stage: to catch at this stage easier. About a week later sores dry up and form a crust of brown. Later, she disappears.
In no case should not tear open the blisters and peels, wanting to get rid of the scourge of fast. So you have to bring an infection risk to other sectors, and this will only exacerbate the situation. For the same reason, be sure to wash your hands with soap and water after each contact with the affected areas. After transfer the virus on their hands can be very fast.
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Treatment of herpes
First, we should see a doctor.
Not least because it is often the symptoms of other diseases are very similar to symptoms of herpes. Make sure that you are doing the best treatment is possible only after a visit to Aesculapius and delivery of appropriate analyzes.
After you make sure that struck herpes 1 or Type 2, proceed with the out-patient treatment, prescribed drugs. As a rule, are used to eliminate symptoms of antivirals and immunomodulators. It should be several times a day (according to the attached to the drug regulations) to lubricate the affected areas of the lips, nose, ears or eyelids with interferon, oxolinic ointment or medication acyclovir: Zovirax, Acyclovir, acyclic, Viroleks and others. Apply should be cotton sticks strictly to the areas with bubbles, that would not spread the infection. These medicines stop the growth and prevent the reproduction of the virus.
In the treatment of diseased corneas suitable virus and some ointment for the treatment of herpes on the lips. Distributed by the use of eye drops Poludan. Used to reduce inflammation Indomethacin, Ibuprofen, and others. In most cases, herpes keratitis drug treatment - so the defeat of herpes eye - not crowned with success. In such cases, surgery is used: made scraping the affected part of the cornea.
Unfortunately until the end can not cure herpes. The virus remains in the body forever. And always show myself to him not only gives our immune system. We can only contribute to a more rapid treatment effects manifested.
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Traditional recipes from herpes
The teabag is attached to itchy and flushed lip portion (or another portion of the face) at the onset of the disease is likely to help prevent further treatment.
After the tea bag well apply ice to the affected area. If you freeze freshly brewed coffee and attach this ice will recover very quickly.
For the treatment of the body inside the brew 2 tablespoons lemon balm drug in 2 cups of boiling water. Currently 1 hour, drain. Drink before meals for half a cup 3 times a day.
Well lubricated mixture bubbles marigold flowers with olive oil 4 times a day. On one of the flowers - 10 parts oil.
Make cream: a half cup of unsweetened yogurt, a teaspoon of instant coffee, a tablespoon of flour, the same amount of honey, 2 chopped garlic cloves. Mix and apply on the affected part of the mouth, nose or ears. Wait until dry, when she is no longer needed.
Teaspoon of calendula and 2 tablespoons of meadowsweet pour 0, 5 liters of vodka. Store in a dark month for about a month. Strain and apply soaked in tincture of a cotton swab in the quarter of an hour on the lips 3 times a day.
Arnica Flowers 15g steamed 2 cups boiling water. Let stand for 2 hours. Next, make compresses.
In 1 cup of the milk boil for 5 minutes, 15 g of birch buds. Wrapped in gauze to apply them to the affected areas of the lips
2-3 times a day, apply the juice of leaves of aspen on problem areas
Handful of berries Viburnum pound and pour a glass of warm water. Let stand for 4 hours. Drink half a cup 3 times a day
Spoon warm up in hot water and attach to the bubbles on the lips. Do this several times a day.
Stick to cold foil from the sticky side of the egg.
It has a good effect of camphor alcohol. Several times a day, apply it with cotton on the problem area.
Again inside can be used hellebore - 1/3 teaspoon to a teaspoon of honey before bedtime. Excellent clean from various infections.
Cloves help overcome the disease and would not let her arise again. 5 gvozdichek slightly sucked thoroughly chew and eat.
It should be recalled that the self is not allowed. Possible to use folk remedies only as a supplement to the basic treatment or the doctor's recommendation.
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In order to reduce the likelihood of a virus attack to zero, for the prevention of herpes good deal with hardening of the body. Cool water, the sun, plenty of fresh air certainly will benefit your body. Proper nutrition is also a positive impact on strengthening the body. After all, the use of heavy, poorly digested food with lots of preservatives and dyes poisons and loads the digestive system. There can be no immunity.
When planning a pregnancy and conception, it is important to verify the absence of the disease, or it can be transferred to your child. And the treatment of gestation baby will be difficult. After all, not all drugs are allowed in the position of women.
Casual sex can bring happiness to you, not only with herpes, and many other, much more serious illnesses. So, of course, if you value your health, clarity and security should not stand in last place when choosing a partner.
Smoking, alcohol, drugs, unfavorable ecological situation - all this quickly weakens the body's defenses. And if the latter factor can be controlled, making only a move to cleaner areas, limit or exclude the other in your power completely.
Cleansing the body and regular exercise, combined with all the already mentioned, make your cheeks rosy glow, her eyes glisten, and the body to be in good shape. Here it is not only the herpes sores and other will not dare to approach you. Maintain a healthy lifestyle and do not get sick.