Herpes is known as a very painful skin outbreak stemming from herpes zoster virus, which is the same that causes chickenpox.
This disease occurs when a virus that attacks the nerve cells is activated again after some time and thus causes skin eruption or hives.
What happens is this: after someone get chicken pox, the virus of herpes remains in nerve tissues of the body; the truth is that never leaves. Just remain inactive. The problem is that it can be reactivated later and then precisely what herpes appears.
It is believed that the reason why the herpes zoster virus is not eliminated, is the immune system. After one pass chickenpox in infancy virus with the passage of time weakens.
What happens when the virus reactivated.
When the virus is activated again, beginning to spread through the nerves and this is the reason that generally creates an uncomfortable feeling of tingling or burning in the affected areas. At that time, the virus is circulating throughout the nervous system, but reaches the skin within two or three days. Once it reaches the skin, grouped vesicles appear on the entire surface of the affected nerve. The skin responds with high sensitivity, which causes very severe pain.
If you have had chickenpox, you run the risk to take if herpes virus reactivated. But the virus is generally activated in people who have weakened immune systems, or for persons over 50 years. The risk increases as one gets older. Similarly, a subject undergoing treatment for cancer or HIV, it is quite possible to send herpes. The second group appears likely to be one of the first.
What are the symptoms?
1. The first sign is generally a severe pain on one side of the body, accompanied by itching or burning. Burning or pain can be very intense, and in most cases, appear before the rash, announcing his coming.
2. Another symptom that could occur is the formation of spots on the skin, which are replaced by small bubbles.
* Other possible symptoms.
Fever and chills care
genital ulcers with test
Joint pain and care
general discomfort and tips
Inflammation of the lymph nodes
* If the virus infects the facial nerve.
Loss of eye motion
Problems with the taste or reduce the sense of
Difficulty move certain facial muscles
It can cause fatigue, low grade fever and slight muscle pain.
Herpes can certainly be cured. You should see a doctor to make a diagnosis and prescribe a possible therapy or drugs to fight the virus.
Generally used anti-viral drugs that could potentially reduce the pain and help prevent complications. Similarly, they may also reduce the duration of illness.
These drugs can be used 24 hours after the first indication of pain or burning sensation. To cure it is best to start taking medicines before the blisters appear.
On the other hand, rapid improvement, recommend rest in bed until the fever subsided. Also, wash the non-consumable.
The virus can last for two or three weeks and strangely reappear. It is important to care for yourself and make your diagnosis. In extreme cases, or when the virus infects motor nerves can lead not only to failure, and temporary or permanent paralysis. Pain is usually very faint, but it can become very severe and intolerable. Remember to look after yourself and rest.