Herpes is a viral disease that is especially difficult for people with weakened immune systems. According to rough estimates, about 20 million people annually suffer from various forms of herpivirus infection in Russia and the CIS.
There are several types of herpes, each of which has its own place of rash. There are herpetic lesions of the mucous membranes: gingivitis, stomatitis, pharyngitis; eye lesions: keratitis, conjunctivitis; skin lesions such as hands, face, lips, wings of the nose, and so on. Besides, there is also genital herpes; herpetic lesions of the nervous system: encephalitis, meningitis.
Usually herpes is manifested by a group of small vesicles filled with transparent contents and located on an inflamed base. Most often, herpes can be seen on the lips, oral mucosa, or on the wings of the nose. Burning of the skin, slight itching will contribute to the eruption of bubbles. Chills, general malaise are possible, and in children - an upset of the gastrointestinal tract.
There are rare cases in which in young children the disease proceeds with a violation of the general condition of the child and an increase in temperature, as well as with damage to internal organs.
You should not touch the bubbles that appear on your own. They themselves will dry out into crusts and will be rejected 7-10 days after the onset of inflammation. The blisters will leave pale pink or brownish spots that will fade over time.
Herpes is characterized by a recurrent course, in which the rash occurs again after a short period of time. By the way, inflammation can recur in the same places where it first appeared.
The transmission of herpes is possible by contact (with direct contact, including sexual contact), through personal hygiene items and by airborne droplets. In addition, the transmission of infection by a vertical route, that is, from mother to child, is not excluded.