Do not attempt to find the miracle cure for herpes – it, unfortunately, does not exist. As there is no effective treatments for this insidious disease. Herpes can only dim to "preserve" for a while. Accept the fact that once manifested your baby herpes will stay with him for life. At least as long as the immunologists and virologists will find, finally, a means of coping with the disease.
In order to prevent occurrence of the disease follow the rules of personal hygiene when feeding, bathing and games with the child. Don't let relatives and friends to even come close to the baby during a recurrences of herpes (a virus that is the vast majority of adults). If you notice the symptoms of herpes, communicate with the baby, only after scrupulously washing his hands and wearing a gauze bandage. It is proven that infection can occur through airborne droplets.
To prevent the occurrence of symptoms of primary infection with herpes, do not let the baby overheat or SuperCool, give him vitamins (in the form of syrups and pills, and "natural"). Children from one year can be given the tincture of Eleutherococcus – 1 drop for each year of age as a tonic.
If the kid acts up for an unknown reason, carefully look at his face or body rash, and take the necessary measures, in consultation with a specialist. If the child has already learned to speak and complains that he's itchy lips, eyes, or crotch, immediately consult a doctor.
Purchase acyclovir (tablets), "Zovirax" (acyclovir the same, but in the form of cream) and other medicines as directed by your pediatrician. Read the instructions very carefully, as the drugs help with herpes, quite a lot of side effects (nausea, diarrhea, headache, convulsions and even coma). However, children up to 2 years usage: 2.5 tablets, divided into 5 meals throughout the day (acyclovir) or 0.5 ribbon of cream ("Zovirax"), squeezed from a tube (4 times a day). These drugs should be given within 5 days.
Consult with a specialist regarding herbs which in combination with other drugs, too little to give the baby. However, particularly useful during the manifestations of the virus herpes aloe juice or Kalanchoe, which can lubricate the sponge or even give a little to drink. Dosage: 2.5 ml of juice, from 1 to 3 to 5 ml, from 3 to 6 – 10ml, 6 to 9 – 15 ml 9-12 – 15-30 ml, 12 – 30-50 ml.
If the disease is severe, the child chokes and/or he has a fever, call an Ambulance and require immediate hospitalization.
Advice 2: Some ointments to treat cold sores
For the treatment of external manifestations of the herpesand widely used antiviral ointment. Popular products are such as "Acyclovir", "Oxolinic ointment", "Levomekol", "Zovirax", "Panavir".
Treatment of herpes simplex ointments
Ointments are the main treatment of herpes, as they act directly on the affected skin. Effective drug is "Acyclovir" or its counterpart "Zovirax", which have very low toxicity. If the sore just appeared, you must immediately spread it to one of these funds, and it will soon disappear. "Oxolinic ointment" is valid for much longer, so it is used only for prevention or at the initial stage of the disease. Purulent sore will help heal the ointment "Levomekol". It is composed of two active ingredients - chloramphenicol and methyluracil, which act directly on inflammation.
To the herpes virus does not spread to other areas, not in any case remove the dried crust, or open bubbles.
For the running treatment of herpes when there weeping vesicles may help effective and safe means of "Zinc ointment". This drug is not toxic, its overdose. It can be used even while breastfeeding. Considered harmless and ointment "Panavir", it contains only plant extracts. This tool is very good at the initial stage of the disease. The doctor can tell you which drug you should choose.
The selected ointment should be used within 5 days if after 2 days no improvement has occurred, it should cancel and pick another. The healing process can speed up AIDS: Zelenka, iodine, drug "Fukortsin", fir oil, tea tree oil. Since the ointment is used up to five times a day, in between you can use one of the above funds.
Some ointment to treat genital herpes
For the treatment of genital herpes effective ointment "Fenistil penciler". Its active ingredient is penciclovir. Wide application also got the ointment "Hectare". It includes acyclovir, interferon and lidocaine. This ointment can be used in the acute phase of genital herpes, it is applied in a thin layer to affected skin up to five times a day. The course of treatment lasts up to ten days.
For genital herpes can also be used "Gossypol", "Alpizarin", "Bonafos", "Triptan".
It should be remembered that all drugs for local effects only suppress the virus, does not penetrate into the nerve cells where the cold sores, basically, is. To improve the effectiveness of treatment is also necessary vitamins and medications necessary to maintain the immune system