When to see a doctor

Herpes on the lips, as a rule, goes without any treatment. See a doctor if:

  • You have a disease that weakens the immune system.
  • Accidents last more than two weeks
  • You’re having a hard time with the symptoms of herpes
  • Accidents have become too frequent and prevent you from working or studying.
  • You are concerned about irritation in the eyes during exacerbations

Causes of herpes on the lips

When to see a doctor

Lip herpes is caused by some strains of the herpes simplex virus (HPV). Type 1 GHB usually causes herpes on the lips. Type 2 GHB usually causes genital herpes. However, any type of herpes can cause lesions on both the lips and genitals. Most people who are infected with the herpes virus never have an obvious disease.

Herpes is the most infectious in the phase of wet bladder bursting. But it is possible to transmit the virus to other people even outside the exacerbation of the disease. General dishes, razors and towels, as well as kisses, contribute to the spread of GHB-1. Oral sex GBP-1 can spread from the lips to the genitals of the partner, and GBP-2 from the genitals to the lips.
After the first episode of herpetic infection, the virus dozes off in the nerve cells of the skin, and at any time may cause a relapse of herpes on the lips in the same place. The relapse may be provoked:

  • Viral infection (e.g., ODS)
  • Hormonal changes, such as those associated with menstruation
  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Exposure to sunlight and wind
  • Changes in the immune system

Herpes risk factors on the lips

When to see a doctor

About 90% of the world’s population, including those who have never shown signs of herpetic infection, are carriers of herpes, as confirmed by laboratory tests.

People with a weakened immune system are at increased risk of complications from herpes. Diseases that weaken the immune system include:

  • HIV / AIDS
  • Severe burns
  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis, neurodermatitis)
  • Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Drugs that prevent the rejection of a transplanted organ

Complications of herpes

In some people herpes can affect not only the lips or genital organs, but also other parts of the body, including:

  • Fingertips. And VPG-1 and VPG-2 can affect the fingers, causing herpes panic. Most often this happens in children, as they suck the fingers, which contributes to the transmission of infection from the mouth.
  • Eyes. GHB can sometimes affect the cornea of the eyes, which can lead to scars on the cornea, visual impairment and even blindness.
  • Wide spread on the skin. People with eczema have the highest risk of this complication. Affection of large areas of skin may require inpatient treatment.
  • Other organs. In people with a weakened immune system, HPG may affect other organs, such as the spinal cord and brain.