Herpes is a viral disease transmitted by airborne droplets. According to statistics, 95% of the population of the planet suffers from this disease. But if the methods of treatment of rash on the lips can still be sorted out, then the question of how to treat herpes in the nose, most people can not answer. Let's see this problem together.
Possible causes of herpes in the nose and its consequences
When sores appear in the nose, is the person trying to figure out what it is and how to treat them? Herpes virus through the air easily enters the sinuses and causes disease. Originating once, it can manifest itself when immunity is weakened throughout a person’s life. It is worth knowing that the rash of herpes in the nose more than 4 times a year indicates too low immunity.
Doctors believe that the most common cause of herpes in the nose is the weakening of the body's immune system due to illness or certain medications. But there are a number of other reasons that should also be considered:
- severe hypothermia;
- chronic fatigue;
- stay in the draft;
- wrong diet;
- regular stress;
- chronic diseases that cause malfunctions in the normal functioning of the olfactory organs.
Serious complications of the disease does not carry herpes. However, with a greatly weakened immunity, the virus can spread to other soft tissues: lips, eye mucosa and optic nerve, to the area around the nose, as well as to internal organs.
To avoid the possible consequences of herpes, you need to follow a few simple rules:
- in no case should not rub the sores and touch the affected areas of the mucous membrane;
- the inflamed area must always be clean;
- there must be an individual towel and hygiene products;
- eat more fresh vegetables and fruits.
Symptoms of the disease
Recognizing the herpes virus is not difficult, as it is always accompanied by characteristic symptoms. When infected, a person may not give a strong meaning to a small tingling and burning sensation in the depths of the nose. Therefore, the most common primary symptom visible to a person is severe pain inside the nose, which occurs when the herpes bubbles appear. It is more pronounced than with herpes on the lips, since the nerves are concentrated in the nose, and the epithelium walls are particularly thin and sensitive.
Herpes sores in the nose are covered with a thick layer of cellular tissue, have a yellowish-whitish tint and contain fluid within themselves saturated with viral particles. When these bubbles are broken in the nose, characteristic sores appear that do not require additional treatment and, as a rule, heal quickly.
The herpes virus can be accompanied by general malaise of a person, weakness and fever.
Every year, new types of ointments, tablets and creams that help to cope with the herpes virus appear in pharmacies. With such a wide variety of drugs, it is difficult for a person to navigate in them. Therefore, at the first signs of herpes, you should consult a doctor who will prescribe the necessary medication and calculate the desired dosage.
The most commonly prescribed antiviral drugs, such as:
The most effective remedy is considered to be an ointment for herpes "Acyclovir", all the others are only its analogues.
The list can be supplemented with certain immunomodulators and antihistamine specificity of the action. Apply them only on prescription, depending on the severity of the disease, as well as the likelihood of exacerbations.
It is necessary to know that due to the high content of chemicals in the composition of many ointments, their use is not recommended for pregnant, lactating women and children under 14 years of age. An exception can only be the presence of immunodeficiency diseases in a child.
Herpes in the nose: how to treat with the help of traditional medicine?
In addition to medical treatments for herpes in the nose, you can use the recipes of traditional medicine. However, check with your health care provider first.
- 0.5 tbsp. yogurt;
- 2 tsp. instant coffee;
- 1 tbsp. l honey;
- 1 tbsp. l corn flour;
- a little oxolinic ointment.
- Mix all the ingredients.
- Lubricate the affected areas in the nose with a cotton swab 2-3 times a day until complete recovery.
- The ointment can be used as a prophylaxis of herpes and to protect the skin around the nose from frostbite.
- 2 cloves of garlic;
- 1 tbsp. l honey;
- 1 tbsp. l ash.
- Garlic need to grind or skip through the press. Mix together all the ingredients.
- Lubricate the herpes in the nose with a cotton swab.
Chamomile tea for herpes prevention
- 2 tbsp. l chamomile flowers;
- 200 ml of boiling water;
- 1 tsp. 10% propolis tincture.
- Pour boiling water over chamomile and cover with a lid. Let it stand for about 15 minutes.
- Strain the infusion through a sieve or cheesecloth, add propolis and mix well.
- You need to drink in the morning and evening for 3-4 days.
Herpes are also advised to smear with fir oil, camphor alcohol and aloe juice. The use of traditional methods of treatment of herpes in the nose will reduce the frequency of lesions to a minimum. However, it is impossible to completely get rid of the virus in this way.
Anyone can become infected with the herpes virus. Protect yourself from possible sources of disease, strengthen the immune system, eat more vitamins and trace elements. Be healthy!