CureFactor for Herpes simplex

Herpes simplex:
Herpes simplex is rare dermatology disease caused by viral organism(herpesviridae family) hence is a viral skin infection.
Herpes simplex is acute viral infection of skin characterised by itchy,vesicular eruptions on skin and mucous membrane.

ETIOLOGY:

  • Causative organism-Herpes simplex virus.
  • Herpes simplex is usually transmitted by close contact

Precipitating Factors:

  • Stress,physical or mental.
  • Injury
  • Debilitating individual.
  • Herpes simplex is very common in cold seasons.
  • CLINICAL FEATURES

Herpes simplex is a very slow growing skin infection having insidious onset,affecting especially lips,nose,mouth and genitalia.
Symptoms

  • Herpes simplex like most of the skin infections starts with itching followed by burning pain.

How the lesion looks:

  • Herpes simplex starts as red swollen,localised macule.
  • Then small tiny multiple,grouped vesicles form on macules.
  • Vesicle contains clear contents.
  • Vesicles rupture,crust form heals without leaving a scar.

Complication:

  • Secondary infection.

Course:

  • Herpes simplex usually has about 7-14 days of course
  • Prognosis being good
  • Recurrence is common.

General Management:

  • Maintain good hygiene.
  • Keep affected parts clean.
  • Adequate physical and mental rest.