Herpes simplex: Everything you need to know
Herpes Simplex - Dermatology Consultants
Herpes on the face is very contagious and unpleasant. It can affect the nose, cheeks, eyes and lips. In this article you will learn about herpes on the face, its symptoms, its causes, the routes of infection and the information that may interest you the most: different treatments and especially the treatment that eliminates the virus that causes the disease. You can start reading from the part that interests you most, although they all provide important information that may be useful to you. We all worry about our face being pleasant to others, because it is the part of the body where the facial appearance is configured, the seal of our identity. From the anatomical point of view, the face is a delicate region because it contains thirty pairs of muscles and four of the five organs of the senses: the eyes, the nose, the ears and the mouth. We do not make a mistake if we say that the five organs of the senses are in the face because the sense of touch is also present in all its parts and in some areas it is very acute.
Herpes gladiatorum "mat herpes" is a skin infection caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 HSV-1 , the same virus that causes cold sores on the lips. HSV-1 infections are very common. While herpes gladiatorum HSV-1 can be treated, once infected with the virus, a person is infected for life. People with herpes gladiatorum can have periods where the virus is inactive and cannot be spread to others. However, the virus can reactivate at any time and be transmitted to others, even if there are no symptoms such as sores.
Both oral herpes infections and genital herpes infections are mostly asymptomatic but can cause mild symptoms or painful blisters or ulcers at the site of infection. HSV-1 is a highly contagious infection, which is common and endemic throughout the world. Most HSV-1 infections are acquired during childhood, and infection is lifelong.