Pelvis | Allergy & Immunology | Herpes (Disease)


Herpetic lesion is composed of vesicles that are located on the lips and outer edges (external angle) of the mouth, caused by infection with herpes simplex virus. The blisters break, to remove fluid and then spontaneously forms a crust, healing occurs within a few days. Other symptoms include: -inflammation of the mouth that makes the usual activities, such as eating, drinking and sleeping, to be uncomfortable. Cold sores can be painful - fever - Sore throat - Increase in size of lymph nodes in the neck - Excessive drooling in children.

It is possible that when herpes simplex virus infection and injury may not appear. If still there, cold sores can be more severe than these recurring. During the first recurrent sores can spread to any part of the mouth. Once infected patient, herpes simplex virus remains in the body and can lead to recurrence of herpes lesion throughout life (recurrent cold sores).

Most patients have 3 to 4 recurrences per year, although a small number of patients have a recurrence than a month. Recurrent cold sores usually develop in the area of intersection between the lip and facial skin. Next 6 to 48 hours to become visible sores, you may feel stinging, burning, genital pruritus (itchy skin), paresthesia (numbness), increased sensitivity or pain in the affected area, which is known as prodromal stage.

Causes and Risk factors

Herpes simplex virus infections are very contagious and can be spread to either the genital or oral areas by direct contact with herpes sores or blisters, or skin, saliva, or mucus membranes infected with a herpes simplex virus. Herpes is not curable, but it is preventable and controllable in many cases.

In some cases, herpes can lead to serious complications, such as meningitis, blindness, or death of a newborn that was exposed to the disease during pregnancy or delivery. Seek prompt medical care if you are pregnant or have a disease or condition that suppresses the immune system, and believe that you have been exposed to herpes or have herpes symptoms, such as sores or blisters in the genital or oral area.

Diagnostic and Treatment

There is no cure for herpes, but prompt diagnosis and treatment can help reduce or delay the onset of serious complications, improve the quality of life, and minimize the spread of the disease to others. the best way to manage genital herpes is by consistently following the treatment plan, which generally includes medications and other treatments. ...