Blisters and sores appear on the lips, never on time, but herpes is not just a cosmetic problem. Chill on the lips brings a lot of discomfort: wounds hurt, there is burning and itching, there is a probability to infect someone close or to transfer the infection to other parts of the body, not carefully observing the rules of hygiene.
Treatment of herpes labialis most effective carry out as soon as blisters, or even before they occur. In the place where he will pop up a cold, usually feel the tingling and tingling, pain, slight itching, redness occurs. At this stage it is advisable to use the pharmacy or home remedies. But how to treat herpes on the lip? Treatment and causes of rashes will be discussed further.
The Cold sore appears on the lips due to the infection or the activity of HSV-1. The disease manifests itself in the form of rashes on the skin, minor irritations. Later it goes into a small blisters filled with lymph fluid. When the bubbles reach their maximum size or comb human, they burst. The lymphatic fluid flows, can get on the fingers. At this time, the infected individual is more contagious than only to others. Next is siropoobraznaya. In place of the bursting of the bubble appears ulcer, it forms a protective crust. At this stage it is important not to damage the crust, otherwise the healing may be long delayed.
Some members of the medical community claim that herpes affects more of the population of 95.5, a real number is slightly smaller but also impressive — 80-90%. But chill on the lips it appears not so often. Among the main reasons of activation of the virus can be listed:
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Antiviral drugs are prescribed solely by the physician and in cases where the affected area is extensive, rashes significant and bring not just discomfort, but pain. The most effective for the treatment of oral herpes are medicines with the active substance aciclovir. Despite the emergence of new-generation drug, “List” and other drugs with the same active substance are assigned most often. For the development of this drug, scientists even won the Nobel prize in the 80-ies of the last century.
The principle of the matter is that acyclovir penetrates into the DNA chain of the virus, it interrupts and blocks the possibility of further division. On the reproduction of human DNA, this process is not affected, that is of no harm. However, medicines with acyclovir can not be used only symptomatically, then, the antiviral effect is lost. The application must be substantiated by clinical picture, be administered the drug can only doctor.
Based On acyclovir produced drugs such as “List”, “Always”, “Aciherpin”, “Virolex”, “Geviran”, “Aciclostad”, “Medovir”, “Provison”, “Root” and “Herperax”. It's all the drugs-synonyms which act in a similar way. The appropriateness of the use of certain medicines from the list determined by the treating physician.
“Edition” in tablets of 200 mg active substance used in the primary and rediculousy dermatological infections, the mucous membranes caused by HSV-1 and HSV-2. Taken orally, need to drink large amounts of clean water. For effective treatment of oral herpes prescribe one tablet four or five times a day (except during night sleep). Can this drug to treat children up to two years appoint half of the “adult” dose (newborns are not recommended to give medicine), after — the same as adults. The duration of treatment of oral herpes “Edition” is five days.
In oral administration possible headaches, slight nausea, indigestion, fatigue, allergic reactions on the skin, rise in body temperature. Contraindication is hypersensitivity. called "Aciclovir" treatment of herpes labialis in pregnancy or lactation is allowed, but with caution.
Treatment of oral herpes at home is the drug of valacyclovir. This active substanceis a “precursor” acyclovir. Once in the human body, valacyclovir is almost completely disintegrated under the action of a special enzyme into acyclovir. Further, its action is similar to the drugs already mentioned above.
For the treatment of herpes labialis (for reviews, this is the most effective medications in this group) are used “he needs therapy with valtrex”, “Virgil”, “Valticos" “Valuer”, “Vairava”, “Valcyclovir”. “he needs therapy with valtrex” available in the form of biconvex coated tablets. Each contains 500 mg of valacyclovir and the inactive ingredients: magnesium stearate, crospovidone, colloidal silica and so on.
Used in the treatment of herpes labialis tablets “he needs therapy with valtrex” 500 mg twice a day. If the infection is not manifested for the first time, the course of therapy is three to five days, however, if there is a primary infection, the duration of treatment is recommended to increase to ten days. The drug it is advisable to start taking even before the onset of symptoms, then he has the greatest efficiency.
Frequent cold sores on the lips? Treatment ‘he needs therapy with valtrex” may be preventive, if there is herpes more than nine times a year. Adults and adolescents from 12 years appoint 500 mg once a day for about one year. If there is no regular sexual life, then medication should start three days before the alleged contact.
Penciclovir is similar to acyclovir mechanism of action. It is the effect on DNI of the virus without affecting its own human DNA and is not harmful to health of the patient. Under the action of the enzyme is converted to the active penciclovir triphosphate, which is held in cells infected with the infection, up to 12 hours and does not allow the synthesis of viral DNA.
Drugs penciclovir include: “Fenistil penciler”, “Vectavir”. “Fenistil penciler” for the treatment of oral herpes available in the form of cream for external use. Indications for use are food or drug allergic reaction, urticaria, allergic rhinitis, symptomatic treatment of insect bites, atopic dermatitis and chicken pox.
Drops called “Cost” it is also prescribed for such conditions, but they are produced on the basis of substance dimethindene. Adults usually appoint 20-40 drops three times a day. If there is a high drowsiness, the daily dose can be divided into two stages: 20 drops after lifting and 40 drops before bedtime. “Children” the dose is calculated by weight: one kilogram of weight you need 0.1 mg per day (20 drops correspond to 1 mg of active substance or 1 ml of medication). The dose should be divided into three doses throughout the day. So, children up to years usually give 3-10 drops from one year to three years-10-15 drops, 3 to 12 — 15-20 drops. Drops with a pleasant taste, so that problems with reception and need to breed them should arise.
As for side effects, most often in patients who are undergoing treatment for herpes on lips at home by using “Fenistil” there is increased drowsiness, fatigue. This is especially pronounced at the beginning of therapy. Rarely you may experience a dry mouth, headache and dizziness, increased libido, nausea.
Contraindications include hypersensitivity to the individual components of the medication, with extreme caution, “Cost” shall be applied for the treatment of children under one year. It is contraindicated in premature or underweight babies. During pregnancy rare drops are assigned.
Active substance famciclovir in the human body under the influence of specific enzymes is converted into penciclovir. Appoint “Famvir” or “Minaker”. “Famvir” available in tablets of 125 mg, 250 mg or 500 mg of active ingredient. The medication is swallowed whole with water. Can be taken with or without food. When primary infection is prescribed for 250 mg three times a day, and the course of treatment is five days. If there is a relapse, the dose will be 125 mg. you need to Take medicine twice a day for five days. Adjust the regimen for patients with impaired liver function and elderly.
Contraindications for the use of the drug is pregnancy and lactation, hypersensitivity, viral infections (only in the treatment of children). When pregnancy is permitted only if it is impossible to pick a safe cure synonym. Among the possible side effects “Famvir”, which may appear in the treatment of herpes labialis with a medication, you can enumerate headache, nausea and vomiting, jaundice, the occurrence of hallucinations, confusion, dizziness, itching and skin rash, drowsiness.
Many of the above medications are available the form of ointments or creams for local effect. This is a “List”, “Always”, “Bonafton” or “Florenal”. “Always” is applied to areas affected by the herpes virus from four to sixtimes a day. The treatment should start as early as possible, then the therapy will be minimal. However, the duration shall be not less than 5 days (to prevent early recurrence), high — 10 days. Do not apply cream or ointment “Always” on mucous membranes.
Fast and effective treatment of oral herpes is possible with the conventional “Panthenol”. Spray for 140-150 rubles or cream “Depanthenol” for 170-190 accelerate the healing of wounds from cold on the lips. To use these drugs only as a subsidiary, they provide the effect of fast scarring on the skin, stimulate the epithelium. With “Panthenol” or “Depanthenol” to get rid of herpes happens pretty quickly.
These are simple tools that can be used in the treatment, but only in combination with antiviral tablets prescribed by the doctor. Antiseptics “synthesis” and “Chlorhexidine” in pharmacy are 180-400 rubles and 10 to 12 rubles, respectively. They lubricate the wound as often as possible. “Hlorgeksidin” are also good because its use does not incur any additional pain, this antiseptic doesn't sting.
The Balm “gold star” is a tool tested by time. The usual “asterisk,” the pharmacy costs about 50 rubles. The balm has a warming and anti-inflammatory, disinfects, upon application, however, there is a burning sensation, but it passes quickly. Herpes will be held only for one or two days, if you lubricate the wound "asterisk" three times a day.
Although “Doctor” is not a cure for herpes, but it helps at the first signs of a cold on the lips. If you start to lubricate the wound in time, during the day she could walk. That's the only “Doctor” and “gold star” may cause adverse dermatological reaction, so before using these conditioners you need to conduct an Allergy test. You should smear a small area of the skin chosen medium. If within a few hours the symptoms of irritation, it is possible to lubricate the bubbles on the lips.
Treatment of herpes on lips home remedies is also possible, but it should be a secondary therapy, not the primary. It is better to follow the doctor's recommendations and taking antiviral tablets as symptomatic treatment use something from folk medicine. The healing will speed up regular soda and table salt, the grains of which have several times a day apply to affected area.
Treatment of herpes on lips toothpaste gets good reviews. This is a simple tool that well dries the wound and disinfect the affected area. Is perfect, for example, toothpaste “Forest balsam”. The only important rule is — to smear toothpaste should not the blisters or sores, and the place where (the feelings) will soon be a rash.
The Aromatic oil is a strong natural antiseptic. From local lesions will relieve the anti-inflammatory property of the oils and the antimicrobial effect they have directly on the herpes virus. You need to lubricate the wound with aromatic oil or a mixture thereof. Perfect for this purpose tea tree oil (it must be carefully used, otherwise you may get burned; it is advisable to dilute almond, soy or olive), oil of cedar, pine, fir, eucalyptus. Works well with almond or sea buckthorn oil, which also will speed up the recovery.
Propolis can be used for the treatment of colds on the lips only to those who have no Allergy to bee products. In addition, you need to be confident in its quality. Of course, better if the propolis is from his own apiary, but not everyone has that opportunity. Therapy is the same — is necessary to lubricate propolis on the affected area.
Aloe, Kalanchoe, lemon or leaves of aspen — this is a quick treatment cold sore herpes folk remedies. You can take any or that which is at hand. Quite a few days to coat the bubbles with the lymph liquid juice squeezed from plants or lemon.
The Ointment, made his own, — this is quite effective in the treatment of oral herpes remedy. Such ointment can be made from ash, honey and garlic. First you need to burn on a saucer a sheet of paper and carefully collected the ashes. Next, you need to crush or grate two cloves of garlic. Half a tablespoon of honey, mix with a tablespoon of ash, add garlic and mix well. This mixture to lubricate the areas that are affected by the virus, two or threetimes a day.
The popular treatment of herpes labialis — this, of course, garlic. You can just gently RUB the wound with a slice of garlic, cut in half, brush the affected area with lemon juice. To avoid unpleasant odor from the lips, it is better to do the manipulation before som. After the garlic is also recommended to coat the lesion with a small amount of honey.
Causes of cold sores on the lips and treatment must be linked. This is especially true for those cases when we are talking about frequent relapses of colds on the lips. The main cause of bad rashes in fact is a decrease in immunity. To treat causes of herpes on the lips sometimes you need to take vitamins prescribed by your doctor. If the herpes occurs in pregnancy, it may indicate a shortage of vitamins of group B. In any case in the autumn-winter period and in spring, when the sun, fresh vegetables and fruits are still very small, it is advisable to take care of their health. Find the right vitamins to help the doctor.
Prevention of herpes is to support immunity and a healthy lifestyle. We must try not to overheat, do not SuperCool, not to stay long under the sun or in the conditioned space, to use hygienic lipstick with the frost. You also need to consume plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, wholesome food to nourish the body with vitamins, it is advisable to give up bad habits.
So, the causes and treatment of herpes labialis interrelated, therapy can be performed with the help of antiviral drugs for oral administration, ointments and creams for topical application and home remedies. Before taking tablets it is important to consult with your doctor as some of them must be careful to use when there is a history of the patient certain diseases.
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