You must have heard about this one disease, isn’t it? What’s more now this is the season of skin disease whose symptoms are similar to herpes, but the cause is the small animals that stick to the plants and then fly up and stick in the clothes that we are drying. Because of the similar symptoms that many people mistakenly will skin disease that they suffer from herpes. Actually, herpes that is indeed what it’s like?
What is herpes?
Herpes or sometimes called the disease smallpox is a disease of inflammation of the skin characterized by the formation of bubbles filled with water in groups. Herpes disease there are 2 kinds of groups, Herpes Simplex and Herpes Zoster. Both are caused by a virus.
Herpes Simplex is divided into two types. Type 1 known as Herpes Simplex Virus-1 (HSV-1), the virus attacks the mouth or the waist up. HSV-1 is, in fact, a very common infection. In the United States, 30% to 90% of the people affected by herpes the more skin in adults, although many people never experience symptoms. HSV 1 such as thrush on the mouth lips and the rash blisters, can be treated but cannot be cured in total because of any time that a weak body can appear again.
Type 2, commonly known as HSV-2, this virus attacks the waist down, usually, the genitals so it is commonly referred to as Genital Herpes. HSV2 (genital herpes) cannot be transmitted through the air, but it can be transmitted through sex. Herpes this can appear in the vagina, rectum, groin legs. This also can not be cured. In men herpes, this can be seen but in the female are not visible.
Herpes zoster is also said to disease infection on the skin that is a continuation of the chickenpox because the virus that attacks is the same. There is only a difference with the chicken pox, herpes zoster has characteristic smallpox larger bubbles and in groups on a specific part of the body, can be in the back, forehead or chest. Shingles are usually transmitted through sneezing, coughing, contaminated clothing.
Symptoms Of Herpes
Signs and symptoms arising due to virus attack herpes, in general, are fever, chills, shortness of breath, pain in joints or sore in one section collapsed, the appearance of reddish spots on the skin that eventually form a bubble liquid. Another complaint that is sometimes perceived patients is abdominal pain. Usually, these symptoms will occur for approximately 8 days or 1 week.
Handling and Treatment of Herpes
The most important thing that should be done by the patient is to keep the liquid bubbles do not break so as not to leave a mark and become the entrance for other bacteria (secondary infection), among others, with the provision of talcum powder that helps lubricate the skin. Patients if it does not hold the conditions of the cold it is advisable not to bathe because it can cause shock.
Drugs are given to patients with smallpox is intended to reduce complaints of symptoms such as pain and fever, for example, given paracetamol. Giving Acyclovir tablets (Desciclovir, famciclovir, valacyclovir, and penciclovir) as antiviral aims to reduce fever, pain, complications and protect a person from the inability of the body’s resistance against the herpes virus. Preferably the administration of the drug Acyclovir when the onset of pain or a sense of burning heat on the skin, no need to wait for the emergence of a bubble of fluid (blisters).
In a serious condition where the durability of the body of someone very weak, people with diseases chickenpox (herpes) should get treatment therapy infusion (IV) Acyclovir. As prevention efforts should someone get immunizations vaccine varicella zoster. In healthy children aged 1-12 years is given one time. Imunasasi can be given once again at puberty to establish immunity to 60%-80%. After that, to top it off, give immunizations once again as an adult. Immunity that is obtained this can last up to 10 years.
The most important thing is if you suspect someone has a herpes infection of the skin, inform your doctor is the best thing so early identification and treatment of skin infections be done immediately in the interests of patient health and the health of people around when interacting.