How to recognize genetic herpes
Herpes is one of the most common viral infections. More than ninety percent of the world’s population suffers from the herpes simplex virus. The herpes simplex virus most often affects the mucous membranes of the oral cavity and genitals, the central nervous system and the organs of vision. The herpes simplex virus is quite often a determining factor in the course of labor and delivery, often causing spontaneous abortions and fetal death. In addition, the herpes simplex virus can cause severe infectious pathologies in a child.
Genital herpes is common. The development of genital herpes is provoked by a reduced general and local immunity, gynecological manipulations, which include surgical abortion and the installation of an intrauterine device. Certain physiological and mental disorders also affect the development of genital herpes.
Genital herpes symptoms
In 1/5 of all patients with genital herpes, the course of the disease is characterized by characteristic symptoms prone to relapse. The first symptoms of genital herpes are usually more pronounced than recurrences later. In some infected individuals, they are characterized by a short duration. The vast majority of people with the disease have no symptoms of genital herpes.
During the period of precursors of the disease, symptoms of genital herpes such as scabies, burning and soreness of the genitals are noted. After that, on the mucous membranes of the genital organs, rashes appear in the form of single spots or grouped rashes, characterized by a tendency to relapse in the same area. In the process of the formation of rashes, there may be a deterioration in general well-being, headaches, body temperature above normal, and disturbances in the quality of sleep. After this, the formations on the mucous membranes are opened, forming erosion.
In women, genital herpes most often occurs on the outer and inner labia, clitoris and vulva, vagina and uterine cervix. In men – on the head of the penis, foreskin and urethra.
Diagnosing genital herpes
In modern medicine, due to the variety of symptoms of genital herpes and its frequent combination with other infections characterized by similar symptoms, the diagnosis of the causative agent of genital herpes is of great importance.
In the process of diagnosing a disease, the following methods are used:
– virological studies of the mucous membrane for the detection of the herpes simplex virus;
– PCR analysis;
– a method for detecting antibodies of the herpes virus;
– detection of antibodies of the herpes simplex virus using ELISA;
– methods of cytomorphology ;
The study is recommended to be repeated during treatment. In women, the material for analysis is taken from different foci of the herpes simplex virus. Analyzes are taken on the twentieth day of the menstrual cycle.
Treatment of genital herpes in pregnant women must be carried out without fail. In the process of treating genital herpes in pregnant women, acyclovir is used in recommended doses. The operation of a cesarean section becomes necessary as a prevention of infection of the child during his passage through the birth canal, provided there are rashes on the genitals or with the primary infection of the mother. Otherwise, the decision is made in favor of natural delivery