It is due to the herpes simplex virus and is divided into type I and type II. The
first occurs mainly in the orthorhinal region and the second occurs in the
genitals. The incubation time is 3-5 days and transmission come as a result of
direct contact. Clinical manifestations of herpes have the onset of infection,
that is, the first manifestation of a virus infection that can be severe and then
recurrent (chronic) events with major localization of the peritoneal and genital
A recurrent herpes simplex can be found anywhere, but we usually see it in the
nostrils, forehead, cheeks, ears, fingers, eyelids. It is preceded by a burning
sensation, and very quickly, bubbles appear which become serrated, dry, and
are removed without a mark in 1-2 weeks.
Genital herpes has a similar appearance mainly to the male because it is
located on the skin. In women due to localization, the bubbles break and all we
see is red erosions while there may be pain and difficulty in urinating.
The virus is found in the nerve ganglia of the affected area, and when the
patient's defense "falls", it "activates" to take over the skin and cycle again.
Treatment: Topical acyclovir, topical antiseptics, avoid sun exposure.
In primary infections and major relapses, oral therapy with pills is