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"Millions of people suffer from the various forms of herpes diseases"

Viral diseases are on the rise and are becoming more and more secondary diseases such as Blamed cancer. Herpes is one of those viral diseases. Up to 9% of all people in Switzerland are infected with a herpes virus. Many are virus carriers without knowing it, because not all of them break out.

What is herpes?
Herpes is an infectious disease that is caused by the herpes virus. If you have a good immune system, the herpes viruses are dormant and may never become active after being infected. Is the physical defense weakened, e.g. In the case of febrile illnesses, excessive exposure to the sun, stress, serious illnesses such as AIDS etc., the herpes disease breaks out. Small, fluid-filled, severely itchy blisters appear in different parts of the body:

Depending on the location of the infection, we speak of
- Herpes labialis or cold sores on the lips
- Genital herpes in the genital area and on the thighs
- Herpes zoster or shingles on the trunk, upper body or face (We will discuss this disease in detail at a later date.)

What happens if there is a herpes outbreak?
With the first infection, the viruses penetrate cells or mucous membranes, where they multiply strongly and very quickly. The typical vesicles form, which itch, burn or often cause severe pain in herpes zoster. The vesicles will burst and the fluid, which contains millions of viruses, will leak out. After a few days, the blisters dry, crust and heal without scars.
Out of sight, but unfortunately not out of mind
Once an infection has subsided, the viruses withdraw along the nerve tracts. They nest there, go unnoticed and slumber until the next attack. This explains why certain herpes diseases can recur again and again. So if the viruses get a chance to become active, they find their way back to the surface of the skin and break out again.

How do you get herpes?
Herpes is contagious and is mainly transmitted to other people through direct physical contact.
Those who are infected cannot get rid of the viruses; they stay in the body for a lifetime. However, you can only infect each other if there are blisters. In the resting phase, i.e. after a relapse has healed, there is no risk of infection. There are drug therapies available today that can alleviate the symptoms of herpes and keep the virus in check. But it is much more important to accept the disease and learn to deal with it properly.

Herpes labialis (cold sores) - harmless, but annoying!

These cold sores are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1. Itching, burning, tingling - the annoying blisters are on the way.
Cold sores are favored by: febrile illnesses, stress, psychological stress, menstruation, sun, UV radiation, injuries, physical exhaustion, weakened immune system.

Cold Sores - What To Do?
Avoid triggering factors if possible. Apply cold sore lip cream immediately after the first signs. This alleviates the discomfort and can in part prevent or at least contain an outbreak.
Tips: treat as early as possible, do not kiss during the acute phase, do not share anything that comes into contact with lips with others, do not scratch, do not remove crust, do not distribute the vesicle contents on the face, especially do not rub the eyes, this can damage the Eye lead; therefore after touching, wash your hands, use sun protection, consult a doctor in the case of extensive infestation.

Genital herpes

This is usually caused by the herpes simplex virus type 2, transmitted through sexual contacts and is unfortunately very common. The number of unreported cases is high. It is estimated that 1 in 5 people is infected. Around half of the infections are not recognized. The often very painful, burning blistering rash, especially in women, occurs in the areas of the genitals, the anus, as well as on the buttocks and thighs. In women mostly on the labia and on the cervix, in men on the glans and foreskin. Those affected not only suffer physically but also emotionally. Many believe that the onset of the disease will mean the end of their sexuality. The suffering is therefore hushed up. Affected people do not dare to talk about it or ask a doctor for advice.
Do we transmit the disease through sexual intercourse or genital kissing of a partner who has vesicles. Tiny, barely visible skin injuries are enough for the virus to gain access to the body of the other. There can be days or years between infection and the onset of the disease. This explains why loyal partners can still suffer from it after long relationships. Once the disease has broken out, it occurs periodically at different intervals, and the infection is often announced
Before blisters become visible, those affected often feel weak and exhausted. Flu-like symptoms are common. Often there is also a pulling feeling in the genital area. Then the vesicular rash appears. Women often experience pain when dissolving water, which simulates a bladder infection. Stress, menstruation, tight clothing, direct UV light on the genital area (sun, solariums) favor genital herpes.

How dangerous is genital herpes?
In most cases, genital herpes is very uncomfortable and annoying, but harmless. There is one major exception: active genital herpes in a mother at birth can be dangerous for the newborn. Therefore, a caesarean section is always suggested in these cases. It is important for women to know that genital herpes does not limit fertility. Sex life can go on for all concerned, only in acute phases is unprotected physical contact of a sexual nature to be avoided.
Early and accurate diagnosis is important. If you start to see symptoms, see your doctor. He can tell you how to behave and how to treat this disease, what is possible with drugs today.
See a doctor at the first sign, refrain from sexual contact if you have blisters or definitely use condoms for up to two weeks after an active phase. Use your own towels and washcloths for just as long, wash your hands thoroughly after touching the blisters, hip baths can alleviate the symptoms somewhat, in addition to the drugs and ointments that are very effective today.