Genital herpes is a disease that is not to say out loud
We are well aware of sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhea. As regards, genital herpes, then it is usually relegated to a secondary role, but, actually, he is no less dangerous. Just like AIDS, herpes not cured and, once infected with this virus, the person becomes a carrier for life. Although, unlike HIV infection by itself, the herpes virus may not cause death, however, launched genital herpes can lead to immunodeficiency state, cause cancerous lesions of the genital organs.
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted pathogen which is one of the many representatives of the family of herpes viruses. This virus is the closest
relative of herpes simplex, which causes the well-known “fever on the lips”.
By its very prevalence of this disease ranks second among all sexually transmitted infections. According to specialists, about every tenth Russian infected with genital herpes.
Transmission of genital herpes occurs during a sexual intercourse in the vagina, mouth and rectum. To infect a partner is most possible during the acute illness, however, even in the absence of a rash, the risk of transmission of herpes remains. Moreover, about 80% of people with genital herpes occurs without visible symptoms. These people don’t know what is infected, being a source of infection.
A typical picture of the disease looks like in the genital area appear vesicles, which then grow, unite with each other, and, bursting, form painful sores. In women it most commonly affects the vagina and the vestibule, labia and cervix. Less commonly, lesions are located on the pubic area, thighs, buttocks and perineum.
Symptoms of genital herpes are very painful. Sometimes people and finished with asymptomatic form, but in other cases the ulcer is give to the patient to walk, to sit, to visit the toilet. Some pain can’t even sleep at night, in simple English, “climb from the pain on the wall”.
Physical suffering is often added psychological: irritability, fear of new lesions, the thought of the impossibility to have healthy children, fear of infecting a loved one, feelings of worthlessness, loneliness… Can even cause suicidal thoughts.
Genital herpes not only causes physical and mental pain, but is also the cause of the weakening of the immune system, causing chronic diseases of internal genital organs and is able to eventually cause both female and male infertility. Especially dangerous are genital herpes for pregnant women who may develop a pathology of pregnancy, occur infection of the fetus and newborn.
Unfortunately, the herpes virus has the ability throughout life to persist in the body. And, announcing himself loudly once, the disease can appear again and again. Therefore it is necessary to keep in mind that modern medicines can only reduce the time of illness and lessen the severity, but not “get rid of the virus once and for all”.
Classic drugs used for the treatment of genital herpes, acyclic nucleosides (acyclovir, valacyclovir, famciclovir). However, in recent years an increasing number of resistant to acyclovir (and similar drugs) viruses. Therefore acyclic nucleosides it is recommended to alternate with each other (for example, acyclovir to valacyclovir) or use them in conjunction with interferon. Interferon is one of the strongest antiviral proteins of the organism. He recognizes penetrated into the cell of the pathogen and prevents its reproduction. It is believed that the lack of interferon in the body is the cause of recurrences of herpes.
Better to use products that contain both interferon with acyclovir. The world’s only remedy that contains a mixture of acyclovir and interferon ointment is warpfire. Given the pain of genital herpes, the ointment was also included lidocaine, which provides an analgesic effect.
According to clinical studies, the use of hebberoy when genital herpes in 85% of patients have led to full recovery in 5 days. This figure was 3.5 times higher than the group receiving conventional treatment with acyclovir. In patients who apply hectare, stopped much earlier malaise, headache, faster, passed itching, pain and heat at the site of the rash.
Prevention of repeated infections
Repeated episodes of genital herpes appear under the influence of unfavorable immune factors. These include: illness, prolonged sun exposure, hypothermia, the arrival of menstruation, pregnancy, hormonal drugs. Also herpes can worsen the stress.
Therefore, you should not neglect a healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition and taking vitamins. Underlying disease should be timely identified and treated under medical supervision. Avoid prolonged sun exposure and hypothermia, to keep myself from stress. And, of course, comply with intimate hygiene and to promptly identify and treat concomitant sexually transmitted diseases.
In any case, if You have a characteristic of genital herpes rash, do not delay your visit to the doctor.
Prevention for a healthy person
How to protect yourself from genital herpes? First of all, we must remember that is completely safe sex does not exist. Even the condom, tremendously reducing the risk of infection, does not give a complete, absolute guarantee protection from genital herpes.
A healthy person should avoid “accidental” connections, be sure to use barrier methods of contraception and better in combination with a means of emergency prevention. After suspicious unprotected contacts recommended examination to detect genital herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Also we should not forget about the rules of hygiene. No wonder everyone has their own personal towel. For example, if you use a towel after a patient’s genital herpes person can easily get infected yourself.
It should be borne in mind that during oral contact with herpes of the lips gets easily to the genitals. Therefore engaging in oral sex with the use of special latex napkins. And while the appearance of lesions on the face and lips – and at this pleasure should be avoided.
There may be cases of genital herpes infection when the virus from her lips tolerated dirty hands on the genitals. And here to rescue us again come to the banality of simple rules of personal hygiene. Thorough hand washing (especially during the appearance of the fever on the lips), the presence of a separate towel for your face, hands and body will save You from such troubles.
The use of barrier contraceptives, especially during exacerbation of genital herpes, does not exclude the possibility of infection. So after a suspicious sexual contact or contact with a carrier of the herpes virus in addition to condom use special tools for emergency prevention of the disease. One such tool is the drug of warpfire. If within 1-2 hours after the close location to use the ointment hectare, the probability of escaping infection genital herpes will increase significantly.