What terrible can happen if you squeezed out herpes
What can happen if a person squeezes out herpes? Strangely enough, there really are people who, by any method, are trying to eliminate this, as it seems to them, only a cosmetic defect. And yet this disease can lead to various serious complications. To realize all the consequences of such an ill-considered step, one must understand what processes occur in the body when the herpes bubbles appear..
- 4What danger lurks in herpes
- 5What to do if the integrity of the bubble is broken
- 6What else can you do with herpes?
In total, there are more than 200 types of herpes viruses in the world. But the disease in humans is caused by only 8 of them. And each type of virus leads to its specific manifestations of the disease.
Infection occurs from a carrier or a sick person.
The path of transmission of the virus can be:
- contact. In this case, the virus enters the human body through dirty hands, as well as in close communication, for example, with kisses;
- sexual. Infection occurs when unprotected intimate contact. Thus, genital herpes is transmitted;
- air-drip. In the process of verbal communication, the sick person spreads the herpetic virus;
- vertical way of infection (in the process of delivery). There is an infection of the child from the sick mother;
- at a blood transfusion.
More than 90% of people are carriers of various types of herpes virus. The disease begins to manifest itself in conditions of a sharp decrease in the defenses of the body, caused by a number of external or internal causes. So, even a strong stress or nervous overexertion can provoke a provoking factor.
Subcooling can also serve as a trigger mechanism for the onset of the disease. Dangers are also presented by various colds, respiratory infections, and influenza.
Also, an excellent background for the development of herpes is the presence in the body of chronic diseases of internal organs and systems, the weakening of the body as a result of surgical interventions.
Herpetic vesicles often develop in the place of various microtraumas against the background of a decrease in the body's defenses.
SymptomsRegardless of the localization of the rash, the course of the herpetic infection proceeds identically and consists of five stages:
- Harbinger of the disease. During this period, the patient begins to experience unpleasant sensations on the site of the microtrauma: itching, pain, burning. This stage lasts from a few hours to two days. The severity of these symptoms depends on a number of factors: the general state of the body, the strength of immunity, individual sensitivity and even the psycho-emotional background. If you start treatment at this stage, the development of the herpetic process can be easily stopped.
- Stage of hyperemia. The power of unpleasant sensations increases. The place where the bubbles appear will swell first. Then, because of the rush of blood to the inflamed area begins to blush. This phase of the herpetic process lasts, depending on the state of immunity, from several hours to two days.
- The stage of the formation of bubbles. During this period, at the tops of reddened swelling appear bubbles, which contain lymph and a large number of herpes viruses (exudate). Vesicles increase in size over time and tend to merge. Since this period, the risk of infection of healthy people is sharply increasing. This stage lasts for up to three days.
- Stage of erosion. When bubbles reach a maximum size, they begin to burst, pouring out the liquid contained in them. Given that the exudate contains a very large number of herpes viruses, this period is the most contagious for others. In the place of the blisters, itchy erosions and sores are formed. The inflammatory process continues, still causing pain. After a few days, itching and pain decrease, and erosions are covered with scabs.
- Stage of healing. Under the crusts there is a process of regeneration (restoration) of skin and mucous membranes. Scabs disappear, and under them only a slightly pigmented spot can remain.
The earlier a patient to seek help, the more likely it is to shorten the course of the disease and reduce all symptoms to a minimum.
The basis for the treatment of the herpetic process is drug antiviral therapy. In addition, other groups of drugs are prescribed to relieve the uncomfortable manifestations of herpes and help the body cope with the disease. Medications used to treat pathology can be local and general use.
Therapy is carried out with the goal of achieving several goals:
- Suppress the activity of the virus. For this purpose, antiviral drugs are given, applied directly to the lesion in the form of ointments, creams, gels, etc. All medications of this group are selected so that they not only destroy viruses localized in the outbreak, but also prevent their reproduction, and also neutralize the released causative agent of toxins.
- Remove unpleasant and painful sensations in the lesion. For this purpose, antihistamine, anesthetic, anesthetic drugs can be prescribed.
- To increase the body's internal defenses, immunomodulating agents, as well as vitamins C and B, are used.
- Enhancement of regenerative processes is achieved by appropriate medications.
- To protect the focus of the disease from unfavorable conditions of the external environment, medicinal cosmetics (ointments, creams) are used. Also, their emollient effect on epithelial tissues will protect the vesicles from cracking.
Do not self-medicate herpetic manifestations. Uncontrolled intake of medications will lead to an increase in the duration of the disease and the infection of surrounding people. It is also possible to complicate the herpetic process by attaching secondary infection or by generalizing the process.
What danger lurks in herpes
Exudate, formed during the development of the herpetic process, in addition to lymph and cellular components of the blood, contains a huge amount of active herpes virus. Their amount in 1 ml of exudate is estimated in millions. Damage to the integrity of the vesicle leads to the spread of infection in the external environment.
Given the high ability of infection, damage to the herpetic vesicle is fraught with the following consequences:
- Exudate, flowing through healthy skin, causes it to become infected. As a consequence, herpetic rashes seize all large areas of healthy skin and mucous membranes. In addition, the inflamed foci of lesion increase in size, the period of final recovery is significantly prolonged. Especially large is the risk of the growth of the foci of herpes in the presence of various microcracks on the skin or mucous membranes.
- On inflamed skin, over which there was a vesicle, very easily fall various pathogenic bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms. This leads to the attachment of a secondary infection, significantly aggravating the course of herpetic disease. This complication is much more difficult to treat and can lead to various complications, including cosmetic deficiencies.
- The destruction of the herpetic vesicle further increases the activity of the virus. This leads to the fact that the virus with the current of lymph and blood, as well as the neural network begins to spread throughout the body. Herpetic process can begin to develop in various organs and tissues. Therapy of such conditions is rather complicated and time-consuming.
- With dirty hands, the virus can get on the genitals, leading to the development of genital herpes. This disease can cause damage to the herpes simplex urinary tract, vagina and cervix and lead to infertility.
- The introduction of the virus by hands on the mucous membrane of the eyes can ultimately result in the development of a powerful inflammatory process leading to loss of vision.
What to do if the integrity of the bubble is broken
If a person squeezes out a vial that formed herpes, immediate measures should be taken to prevent the virus from spreading to surrounding healthy tissues.Also it is necessary to protect surrounding healthy people from infection with herpetic infection:
- To do this, first of all, wash and treat the disinfectant with hands, so as not to carry a bacterial or fungal microflora with the dirty hands on the wound surface.
- Then the wound is treated with any antiseptic solution. To do this, you can use drugs from the home medicine chest: Lugol solution, 3% hydrogen peroxide, potassium permanganate, salicylic acid or boric acid. Also suitable are ethyl alcohol and tincture of calendula.
- After this, the skin around the lesion should be treated with any available antiseptic: a solution of brilliant green, Fukorcin, an iodine solution.
- On the lesion should be applied antiviral ointment, appointed doctor. If there is no such ointment in the house, you can use any of the available bactericidal emollients: fir or sea buckthorn oil, honey, propolis (with the exception of alcohol solution, as this will lead to overdrying and cracking of the wound surface).
In case of accidental or deliberate damage to the integrity of the herpetic vesicle, immediately seek medical attention for a more thorough specific treatment of the wound surface and the appointment correct treatment.
What else can you do with herpes?
You can not also specifically pierce the bubbles or tear off the scab:
- Never forget about the categorical prohibition of leakage of the capsule with a herpetic fluid.
- Also, it is impossible to constantly process bubbles, ulcers or scabs with substances, leading to the drying of their surface. With such a constant treatment, microcracks form very quickly on their surface, which is the gateway to any pathogenic microflora. So, the constant treatment of herpes is eliminated by any solutions with an alcohol content, even diluted, with tinctures of herbs, vinegar, acetone, etc.
- Harmful is and spread on the Internet advice to lubricate the bubbles and sores with toothpaste. The therapeutic effect of this hygiene does not have, but the drying effect can seriously complicate the course of the disease.
- A very big threat to the body is the "advice" of traditional medicine to apply a hot spoon to the hot spot. Such a procedure will lead to an increased inflow of blood to the herpetic site and the further spread of the virus with blood flow throughout the body.
Careful attitude to the focus of herpes lesions will contribute to the rapid cure of the disease and prevent the development of complications..