Types of herpes.

Types of herpes.

Types of herpes.

HERPES: how to curb the insidious virus?

Species herpes virus there are more than 200, but human mostly affect 8 virus types.

One of them — the herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1. This agent of the disease is mainly localized in the area of the lips, cheeks, tongue, and around the eyes. But it can also appear on the genitals, thighs and buttocks.

Type 2 — herpes simplex virus, which causes genital form of the disease. Dispatched by this type of virus through sexual contact or through use of personal hygiene products.

Another type of virus (type 3) is shingles. It is more common in children aged 7 to 14 years. Its appearance can cause chicken pox. But this is if the patient has not previously had chickenpox. This disease is rare in adults. However, the danger is that the virus can infect the cells of the spinal cord and brain.

The 4th type of herpes is Epstein-Barr virus. The virus that causes infectious mononucleosis and Burkitt’s lymphoma. In this case, fever, sore throat, blisters on the surface of the tonsils, general weakness are possible.

One of the most common types of herpes (grade 5) is cytomegalovirus. This virus is transmitted from a patient to a healthy prenatal, domestic, airborne droplets. Cytomegalovirus affects the internal organs. Causes fever and rash. It is a frequent companion of HIV-infected immunocompromised patients.

Types of herpes.

The 6th type of herpes virus is quite rare. It provokes diseases such as lymphoma, lymphosarcoma, rash (pseudorasna), hemocistoblastosis.

The 7 and 8 types of herpes virus are poorly understood. It is believed that they can cause chronic fatigue syndrome. Symptoms of HSV 7 and 8 are enlarged lymph nodes, skin rash in the form of blisters. Also, fever, chills, loss of appetite, lethargy, irritability, general weakness.
There are suggestions about the role of these types of herpes in the development of schizophrenia.

Herpes virus is very contagious. It is easily transmitted by airborne droplets, kissing, sharing glasses and dishes, sexually. Infection from mother to child during uterus development and at birth. The virus is stable in the environment. Maintains deep freezing. Dies only when boiling. During acute herpes is the most dangerous. Therefore, at this time it is important to observe the rules of personal hygiene.

For personal use, use only your own towel. Do not have sex. Avoid contact with children, the elderly. The risk of contracting a sexual partner during the recurrence of herpes, even when using a condom, is very high. Therefore, sex is possible no earlier than 2 weeks after the healing of ulcers and erosions.

Myths about herpes.

Herpes is a fairly harmless disease. It occurs only with skin rashes.

The herpes virus ranks second in mortality from viral diseases. The second after the flu virus.
Herpes virus is introduced into the nerve cells. Therefore, the disease manifests itself in the field of nerve endings.

Accompanied by severe pains that cause shingles, trigeminal neuralgia, recurrent herpetic encephalitis (in case of brain damage with neuronal damage and disruption of neuronal connections), herpetic meningitis (light brain damage caused by type 1-2 virus).

With brain damage, most patients die. Or become disabled. By suppressing the body’s immune defenses, the virus seriously affects the mucous membranes of the mouth, larynx, cornea and conjunctiva of the eyes, testicles, liver, lungs, kidneys, central nervous system.

Herpes on the lip can be treated by burning with alcohol, iodine, brilliant green.


It is ineffective and does not affect the activity of the virus. But it can cause burns to the skin and mucous membranes. Exacerbations are treated with special antiviral drugs and therapeutic agents. Strengthens immunity.

You can become infected with the herpes virus only when you have rashes and blisters on your skin.

Indeed, the risk of infection in the active phase of the disease is increased. But the virus can be transmitted in microtraumas in the inactive phase through the skin and mucous membranes.

The blisters have disappeared, as well as skin rashes. So herpes is completely cured.

Unfortunately, it is impossible to get rid of the herpes virus. It remains in the body for life. It can only create such conditions when it will be in a “sleeping” state and not cause concern.

A condom is completely protected from genital herpes.

This does not mean that the risk of infection is somewhat reduced. There is no full guarantee of such protection. Because herpes can be transmitted through other areas of the body. And also through the microscopic pores of the condom.

Herpes on the lips and genitals — various disorders. And infection with oral sex does not occur.
This is not the case. Two types of viruses can cause rashes on the lips and genitals.

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Types of herpes.


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