El herpes simplex It is a viral-type inflammatory infectious disease, characterized by the appearance of skin lesions formed by small vesicles grouped in a cluster and surrounded by a red ring.
It is caused by the herpes simplex virus, or herpes hominis virus, type I (HSV-1) that affects the face, lips, mouth and upper body, and type II (HSV-2) that occurs more frequently in the genitals. and lower body. There is currently no definitive cure for herpes.
However, there are several forms of treatment available to reduce symptoms and speed up the healing process of the lesions, after which the virus will persist latently in the body until the reappearance of the next active episode. The types of herpes simplex must be distinguished from herpes zoster, which is a totally different nosological entity.
The virus of herpes simplex it can be found in and shed from ulcers, but between outbreaks, viruses can also be shed from skin that appears unaffected or has no ulcerations. Generally, a person can only become infected with HSV-II during sexual intercourse with someone who has genital HSV-II infection. Transmission can occur from an infected sexual partner who does not have a visible sore and is unaware that they are infected.
Type I is only responsible for approximately 5 to 10% of genital herpes, although both viruses can be transmitted through sexual contact. The initial infection of oral herpes usually occurs in childhood and is not classified as a sexually transmitted disease. 80% of the adult population is a candidate to carry HSV-1 and may have acquired it in a non-sexual way.
There is really no treatment that completely eliminates HSV infection from the body (herpes simplex virus), since once the virus enters an organism, it will always remain in it in an inactive form with occasional relapses -reappearances-. There are medications that can reduce how often herpetic episodes occur, how long they last, and the damage they cause.
Prophylactic treatment is important before the appearance of outbreaks, they contribute to a quick recovery and that it does not spread to other people:
There are treatments to combat herpes with categories of medications but they usually have side effects.
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