How does herpes appear?Herpes is a widespread disease that can occur both in the case of children and adults. It is caused by a virus which can be spread through blood in various organs. The herpes infections range from mild forms (the infection of the eye or lip) to severe forms.
Which are the symptoms of herpes occurrence?
The appearance of herpes can cause a general malaise, drowsiness or insomnia, headache, nervousness, decreased appetite, nausea, chills, fever or pain in the muscles surrounding the spine (which becomes stronger when reaching the head). However, all these symptoms tend to disappear after 3 to 5 days.
As for the skin and mucous membranes, there appears a rash composed of small blisters containing a clear fluid. They can be broken easily, creating erosions which heal within a few days. During the occurrence of the disease, the patient feels a local burning or even itching sensation.
The process of healing generally lasts for 11 to 12 days. However, after recovery, the virus remains in the organism and may recur. If your body is weakened due to a poor diet, physical exertion, stress or successive exposure to the sun – the herpes will surely reaper.
Moreover, the herpes is favoured by concomitant diseases such as diabetes or tuberculosis. It can also appear in the form of shingles, case in which the pain is unbearable.
The frequent occurrence of herpes on one’s lips indicates a lack of iron in the body, which weakens the immune system. If the organism is strong, having a good immune system, it will effectively master the aggression of the virus for a long period of time.
Herpes is a disease that should not be ignored, as the virus in the body can lead to many complications. Thus, herpes at the eye may cause corneal opacity – synonymous with vision loss. In addition, young children contaminated from their mothers can keep the virus for life.
Recommendations in case of herpes occurrence
Physical rest for 1 – 2 days, especially in the case of those with a weakened immunity system, those recovering from other diseases or children.
The daily diet must be composed of fresh vegetables and fruits (especially those rich in vitamins A, C and E). In the first days of illness you must exclude from your meal the foods which contain fat, as they speed up the appearance of rash.
Smoking is forbidden. Instead, drink as many cups of tea as possible (nettle, plantain, rhubarb, etc.). The tea must be made of one teaspoon of herb per cup of hot water. Drink at least two cups a day (slowly, sip by sip).
Grease the area affected by herpes with calendula tincture (20 drops, three times a day), balm, propolis or oregano ointment. Place pads with decoction of burdock or chamomile infusion on the affected areas.
If the herpes affected your lips, coat the affected area with albumen (three to seven times per day).
In the case of genital herpes, wash the area with an infusion made of walnut leaves several times per day.
Herpes is very contagious, its sores contain large amounts of viruses that survive up to seven days and which can be transmitted through saliva.