Maturity is an infection of the fingertips and feet caused by the Herpes Simplex virus (HSV), a virus that affects about 90% of the world's population. Treatment should be started as soon as the infection is found or if the doctor feels that the area is getting worse. At first, the swelling may be the most uncomfortable, after which the relapse is usually less painful and lasts less than the first time. Because about 20-50% of cases will recur, prevention is a very important step.
1- Diagnosis of mature disease
– Recall if you have come into contact with someone who has the virus. The herpes simplex virus (HSV) is very common and contagious. HSV-1 usually affects the face area and causes sores (cold sores on the lips). HSV-2 often causes genital warts and is very painful.
HSV-1 can be spread through kissing or oral sex, while HSV-2 can be spread through skin-to-skin contact with an infected genital area.
Be aware that HSVs can last for a long time. You may have been infected with the virus for a long time, but the virus will survive and thrive in nerve cells (where they reside). Stress and poor immunity (illness) are often the reason that the virus in the "hibernate" state is reactivated.
Even if you can't remember having ever been in contact with someone with the HSV-1 virus, you should still be careful to remember if you've ever had a cold sore.
– Recognize the initial symptoms. In the "prodrome" or early stage of any disease, symptoms will help determine the onset of the disease. For mature, symptoms usually appear 2-20 days after initial exposure, including:
– Observe more typical symptoms during the disease stage.  When the initial phase is over, you will notice more specific symptoms that help identify the ripening disease:
Swelling, redness and rash, vesicles filled with pus around the wound
The blisters may break open and become white, clear fluid.
Blisters can merge and turn black / brown.
Ulcerations or tearing of the skin, which may appear later.
Symptoms may resolve after 10 days to 3 weeks.
– Receive official medical diagnostics. Because ripening is a clinical diagnosis, additional testing is usually not needed. Instead, the doctor will look at the symptoms and medical history – including the diagnosis of HSV – to diagnose ripening. The doctor may also take blood to conduct a complete blood test (CBC) to determine the amount of white blood cells. This test helps your doctor determine if you have enough immune cells to fight infection, or if you have an immune dysfunction causing a recurrent infection.
Your doctor may also test for HSV virus if you have not been diagnosed. The doctor will analyze the blood sample for viral antibodies, order a PCR test (to detect viral DNA) and / or require a viral culture (to see if the actual HSV virus is). will multiply in your blood).
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Reducing stress levels to prevent HSV virus activation from thriving and prevent recurrence. To reduce stress and boost immunity, eat healthy foods, get enough sleep and exercise.
Keep away from, or at least not touching, people who are injured by the HSV virus. Signs are usually blisters on the mouth and genitals.
Always use clean towels and change towels often, especially if you have cold sores around your mouth / genital area. Estimates show that the HSV-2 virus can last up to 7 days outside the body.
Make a habit of putting your hands close to your mouth – like biting your fingernails or sucking fingers.
When you have cold sores in your mouth or genitals, you need to wash your hands after going to the toilet or touching your skin / genitals.
Be careful when trimming your nails to avoid cutting skin.
When you get HSV, cover the infected area (even the smallest area) with a bandage to prevent the virus from spreading.
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