Herpes labialis

Concept It is an infection that usually appears as small painful blisters in the mouth, gums, lips, corners and around, caused by herpes simplex. It is extremely common, approximately 80% of Americans have been exposed to herpes simplex at the age of 20 years, which causes cold sores. Causes Cold sores are caused by the infection of herpes simplex type 1, initially may be no symptoms or appear small ulcers in the mouth. Subsequently, the virus remains dormant (inactive) in the nervous tissue. Sometimes it reactivates herpes and reappears in the same place as before. The virus that causes genital herpes, the type 2 virus, can also be reached in some cases (oral sex) to cause cold sores. Herpes viruses are easily spread. One can get this virus if: It has intimate or personal contact with someone who is infected. Toca infected with the virus as razors, towels, plates and other contaminated items that are shared elements. symptoms


The first appearance of cold sores can be mild or severe and usually occurs between the first year and 5. The first symptoms usually appear after 1 or 2 weeks after exposure to the virus and include: Fever that can extend up to 5 days and can occur before the appearance of blisters Sore throat Swollen lymph nodes in the neck Labial herpes recurrence is usually milder and can occur during: The symptoms of an outbreak usually include: Injuries, wounds or rashes around the mouth, lips and gums Small blisters filled with clear yellow liquid Appearance of small blisters that formed after break open and drain Scabs, yellowish shells that flow from the affected area and expose the skin is healing Agglomeration of several small blisters that sprout forming a large Diagnosis

The diagnosis is established taking into account the appearance of the wound, examined whether glands in the neck or groin are swollen or through a culture of it. Treatment Symptoms may disappear on their own without treatment within one or two weeks. Your doctor may prescribe medication to fight the virus, called antivirals. These can help reduce pain and symptoms disappear faster. Medications used to treat mouth ulcers include: acyclovir famciclovir valacyclovir Antiviral topical creams can be used to treat cold sores but must be applied every two hours and are quite costly Wash blisters with soap and water (preferably one antibacterial) to minimize the chances of the virus spreading to other skin areas Place ice can relieve some pain Share:

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