How to treat herpes on the cheek?

In many patients, herpes on the cheek, which refers to type I of the virus, is noted.


A rash in the form of transparent vesicles with fluid inside usually has a viral character, which is caused by herpes. It should be noted that such a rash on the face can appear not only on the lips.


  • 1What causes the disease
  • 2Symptomatology of the disease
  • 3Disease therapy

What causes the disease


Herpes has a viral etiology. Getting into the human body, it remains in it forever and makes itself felt with any decrease in immunity.

According to the latest statistics, more than 80% of the world's population has the herpes virus in the blood.

For a long time a person may not know that he is a carrier of this disease, until one day he declares himself.

What provokes the appearance? First of all, these are the weakened forces of immunity.

And to provoke its decline can such factors:

  • suffered aggravation of a chronic illness;
  • colds, flu, tonsillitis;
  • winter-spring period, when the body lacks vitamins;
  • after overheating or, conversely, hypothermia of the body;
  • when abusing harmful habits (alcohol, smoking), as well as frequent consumption of coffee, strong tea;
  • in the period of weight loss when using low-calorie diets;
  • during significant nervous breakdowns, a state of constant depression or severe stress.

It is these causes that can be the result of the appearance of herpetic eruptions on the cheek, provided it is in the body before that. But sometimes you can catch a virus if you do not observe the basic rules of hygiene. Herpes is a contagious disease. He can live on a towel, soap and other objects for a long time. Thus, at room temperature, its vital activity is preserved up to 24 hours. Therefore, it can be infected and using one towel with a sick person. Especially quickly, infection occurs if the skin is dry and there are minor injuries on it. This becomes an open "gate" for the penetration and development of characteristic rashes on the cheeks.

Also doctors speak about one more cunning of this disease. The virus immediately enters the body becomes infectious. During this period, a person may not show any symptoms. But he, himself without knowing it, becomes a peddler.

Therefore, the constant adherence to basic hygiene rules will help to prevent the infection of healthy people:

  1. Mandatory hand washing after visiting public places. Try not to touch the skin with dirty hands.
  2. Do not consume food by someone else's cutlery.
  3. Do not smoke a cigarette in half.
  4. If a person has noticed herpes on the lips, then it is required to refrain from applying make-up, and also active washing of the face. This can cause the virus to spread to the skin, resulting in rashes on the cheek.
  5. If one of the family has a rash, then you need to disinfect all towels. Such a patient is allocated individual devices.
  6. At the first symptomatology treatment is started.

Symptomatology of the disease

Regardless of the cause of herpes on the cheek, it begins in different ways.

Some patients note the rapid development of it, others talk about a long incomprehensible discomfort on the skin, which can manifest itself in the form of itching, pain, burning sensation. Doctors say that if you start treatment in this early period, then the disease very quickly passes, and its development will be prevented.

But to understand that the herpes is developing on the cheek is not so simple. With its constant appearance, the patient already knows the characteristic symptoms and can easily distinguish it from other possible diseases. It is especially difficult to distinguish the initial stage in a child, since he can not always tell about his feelings. Therefore, in most cases, when mom comes with a baby to consult a doctor, herpes on the skin of the cheeks in the child has all the symptoms of its development, and it will not be possible to identify it for the doctor labor.

After the first manifestations and the absence of therapeutic measures, herpes tends to develop further on an increasing basis.

After the first symptoms on the second day, small pimples appear on the lesion site. They are single or form groups.

Externally, they are similar to 2-5 mm blisters, which, if close to each other, can merge into fairly large formations.

Further, a liquid appears in them. During this period the patient notes a strong itch. But it is very important not to comb the lesions, as this will provoke the spread of the virus and further damage to the skin. It is sometimes unrealistic to withstand an adult. It is especially important to monitor the behavior of a child who can very much comb the blisters, which will not only lead to the spread of the virus, but also to ulcers, the formation of scars on the skin.

At the end of a maximum of three days, the fluid in the blister becomes turbid, and it bursts, leaving behind an ulcer, which brings quite unpleasant and painful sensations. After a while, it will begin to overgrow with a peel that will disappear from the day through 4 on its own. At this stage, it can be said that the disease has passed into the stage of recovery. But it did not heal. The virus remains as before in the patient's body and can manifest itself again and again.

Doctors speak about the most different symptoms of the manifestation of this disease. A more vivid symptomatology is observed with the first rashes, but further relapses may have smeared symptoms. In a child, herpes can very often cause a fever, involve the lymph nodes.

Proper treatment helps to quickly get rid of acne in a week or a maximum of two. In many respects, the duration of treatment depends on the resistance of the patient's body.

Disease therapy


Treatment of herpes on the cheek implies suppression of the development of the virus and an obstacle to its complications. With this fight with the help of local drugs and internal medicines.

Good cope with local treatment of creams and ointments:

  • Acyclovir;
  • Panavir;
  • Zovirax;
  • Gerpevir.
These drugs are applied to the lesion site several times a day. They not only fight the disease, but also reduce those most unpleasant painful or itchy symptoms.

If the herpes on the cheek skin occupies a fairly large area and affects a fairly large area, tablets are given that are taken internally.

This means:

  • antiviral;
  • immunomodulating.

Preparations of antiviral action is very important to start taking no later than 3 days after the appearance of the first rashes. They are used both for the therapy of the disease, and as preventive drugs. Formed wounds can be treated and antiseptic means, for example, liquids that contain alcohol, chlorhexidine, zelenka. Such treatment is necessary from the moment of the appearance of pimples and to the removal of the crust. This therapy promotes faster healing of herpes rashes and reduces the possible spread of the virus.

Restoration of immunity is one of the bases of treatment of herpetic eruptions. This treatment is especially important if the child has herpes.

Parents who know that their baby is prone to herpes rash should closely monitor and support his immune forces.

For such a child prone to herpes, you can consult a doctor - an immunologist, and you can and pick up effective immunostimulants from folk medicine (decoction of rose hips, raspberry tea, currants, viburnum).

Herpetic rashes on the cheeks of a child and an adult must necessarily be treated. Of course, the disease can go on independently, but the lack of therapy can lead to a more extensive spread of the disease and the formation of scars on the skin. The treatment should begin with the first symptoms, then the ailment will pass in a short time, and its manifestation in the form of itching, rashes and pain will be reduced.


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