How to Treat Herpes Simplex Virus?

Cold sores are blisters on the skin, filled with clear fluid or cloudy fluid. These blisters are caused by the herpes simplex virus. Cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus are also called fever blisters. The herpes simplex virus affects a person and it remains dormant for most of the time. This herpes simplex virus first affects the dermatis, the upper layer of the skin and causes blisters. Then the herpes simplex virus moves along the nerves path and goes to the root of the nerves and stays dormant there.

Though a person is affected by the herpes simplex virus, it is not necessary that he/she would develop the symptoms of cold sores. Childrens who are affected by this virus between the ages of 3 and 5 don’t get the symptoms until they reach puberty. This herpes simplex virus is reactivated after puberty due to external stimulant agents. These external agents that reactivate the herpes simplex virus can be even sunlight, fever or cold. Once this herpes simplex virus is reactivated the blisters start to appear on the skin. The blisters can appear on any part of the body.

The herpes simplex virus is of two type. The first type of herpes simplex virus called the HSV1 is herpes simplex virus type 1. This herpes simplex virus affects only the uppper portion of the body i.e., above the waist line. The parts that are mostly affected by this type of herpes simplex virus is the mouth and the lips. This herpes simplex virus, if affects the mouth it will be difficult for the person affected to have their food. They will experience difficulty in their ability to eat. Children will be the most affected if the herpes simplex virus affects their mouth. The second type of the herpes simplex virus called HSV2 is the herpes simplex virus type 2. This virus affects the lower part of the body particularly the genitals. This infection that is caused by this herpes simplex virus is popularly known as the genital herpes.




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