The herpes virus is accompanied by frequent rashes on the lips, nose, etc. Usually, without thinking too much, we just buy the advertised ointment, use it and after 3-5 days the rash disappears. But in fact, the herpes virus is much more dangerous than people imagine, and you need to fight it in a complex way, striking the disease from the inside.
The herpes virus is of various types, there is a rash on the face (more often on the lips), on mucous membranes, on the skin (abdomen, joints, fingers), genital herpes (rash on the genitals). Sometimes, knowing that we have a simple type of herpes, we may not notice that it is becoming a chronic herpes infection. We do not notice rashes in other places, except for the lips, we take it for an ordinary pimple. Meanwhile, herpes in its protracted chronic form can give dangerous complications to the most important organs - the tonsils (causing chronic tonsillitis), kidneys and even the heart, because everything in the body is closely interconnected.
If you often get cold sores on your lips (and once every couple of months is already often), then you need to consult a doctor for treatment. Your cold sore has already become chronic, and the usual ointment will only eliminate the symptoms. Moreover, it is so easy to get herpes and infect those closest to you - through a kiss, a handshake, a shared towel, etc.
How to get rid of herpes once and for all? In fact, it is not that simple. Herpes treatment includes a comprehensive intake of a list of drugs, the dosage of which only your doctor can tell you, since it depends on the severity of the disease, how long you have been carrying the virus, your lifestyle, your weight, etc.
How to cure chronic herpes?
First, you need to take at least 2 weeks of antiviral drug (for example, herpevir or groprinazole, etc.). The dosage can only be prescribed by a specialist. In addition to this, an immunostimulating course is prescribed (echinacea, phytor, stevia), maybe vitamins, especially in spring or autumn, when the virus is activated. They also prescribe drugs that support the liver, which must excrete all these drugs (glutargin, hepabene, Essentiale, etc.) without prejudice to itself.
While taking the medications, you should drink as much water as possible: at least 2 liters per day. If the herpes virus is in the active phase and is accompanied by rashes, then an ointment is prescribed topically (mainly based on the active ingredient acyclovir). Allergy sufferers are also prescribed drugs that minimize the possibility of an exacerbation of allergies. The course of treatment can last from a couple of weeks to a couple of months.
To make sure that the herpes virus is defeated, it is necessary to take an appropriate blood test. Chronic herpes infection, living for years in the body, can be a catalyst for many diseases. Therefore, if you are sick with something, then, turning to the doctor, be sure to inform if you often have herpes.
If you are infected with the herpes virus, chances are your family is also carrying the virus. Therefore, if you are being treated, it would be good for family members to get tested or undergo preventive treatment. Having recovered from herpes once, you can get it again from your own relatives.