Genital herpes

Treatment of genital herpes is a rather difficult problem, since now there are practically no drugs that have a direct destructive effect on the causative agent of this disease. In addition, the treatment of genital herpes is complicated by frequent relapses.

The course of the disease is usually characterized by the constant presence of the herpes virus in the body. It is worth noting that at the moment there is not a single drug that can completely eliminate herpes from the body. In this regard, the treatment of herpes of the genital organs is carried out in a complex and is aimed at inhibiting the further development of the virus, while stimulating the body’s resistance.

In the process of treating genital herpes, the following are pursued somewhat more: 

– reduce the manifestation or shorten the duration of the symptoms of herpes – itching, painful sensations, fever;

– to minimize the period of tightening of the affected skin;

– to minimize the period and manifestation of the spread of herpes in the affected area;

– to reduce the manifestation of relapses of the disease;

– try to eliminate the infection in order to prevent relapse.

Elimination of infection from the body can be performed only on condition that therapy with chemical drugs was started no later than a day after the onset of the disease. In this case, the transformation of herpes into a chronic form can be prevented.

All currently existing remedies for the treatment of genital herpes can be divided into several main categories: 

– synthetic substances that suppress the activity of nucleic acid enzymes;

– a protective protein and its compounds, characterized by activity;

– drugs characterized by a different principle of action on the herpes virus.

Quite often, genital herpes occurs in combination with other diseases of the genital area and affects the urethra, bladder, mucous membrane of the anus and rectum, vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries, prostate and seminal vesicles. Due to the frequent absence of any symptoms of the disease, it is difficult to establish in a timely manner the presence of herpes lesions of the genital organs of the internal organs. 

Symptoms of genital herpes in women with lesions of the urinary canal and bladder – pain and pain in the beginning of urination. In this case, the urge to urinate occurs relatively often. With the development of cystitis, pain occurs at the end of the emptying of the bladder. In addition, pain is felt in the bladder area, and blood is observed in the urine. When genital herpes lesion of the anal opening and rectum crack is formed, which is accompanied by itching. During pregnancy, the virus can cause miscarriage, both early and late, stillbirth and premature birth.  

In men, the defeat of the genital organs of the urethra with herpes is accompanied by sensations of burning and heat in the urethra and cuts during urination. Often, the disease takes over the bladder. The symptoms of the disease in this case will also be pain, burning and stinging when urinating. The nature of the stream, the frequency of urination vary. The defeat of the anus and rectum in men is accompanied by the same symptoms as in women. With the defeat of the prostate, changes in the male reproductive function are noted and pain appears. Up to 21% of prostatitis cases are caused by the herpes simplex virus.

It is possible to become infected with herpes of the genitals not only during sexual intercourse, but also through personal hygiene items. Therefore, you should not use a towel after a person infected with herpes genital organs under any circumstances.

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