I believe most people have the experience of long blisters on their mouths, which is really a more uncomfortable process than long oral ulcers.
Oral ulcer only grows in the mouth. Although sometimes it is painful and uncomfortable, at least no one sees it. However, blisters on the mouth often grow in the most conspicuous position on the face, which is unsightly. If they happen to catch up with important occasions such as weddings and meetings, they will also cause a lot of embarrassment.
Is this bubble on your mouth what?
What we call [blister] or [herpes] is called [recurrent herpetic stomatitis], and it is also called [recurrent herpes labialis] because it often occurs near the lips.
It is a skin and mucosal disease caused by an infection called herpes simplex virus (HSV), often with a pile of small blisters near the corners of the mouth. Epidemiological investigation found that 30% ~ 90% of the population have anti-HSV antibodies in their serum, which indicates that they may have been infected or are suffering from herpes simplex virus infection. In human words, most people on earth have suffered from this disease.
In particular, children aged 6 months to 3 years old are easily infected by this virus. Babies who cannot speak may show symptoms such as excessive saliva, non-eating, even fever and swollen lymph nodes on their necks.
Why do you get herpes labialis?
Lip herpes is a disease caused by virus, which is mainly transmitted through direct contact of droplets, saliva and blister fluid. Of course, it also includes indirect transmission through tableware, clothing and other means. Therefore, intimate contact with patients, sharing a closed room, sharing towels, tableware and so on may be infected.
Therefore, as mentioned in our topic, the mouth has a long bubble. Naturally, one cannot kiss, otherwise the virus will be transmitted to one’s lover.
In particular, it is necessary to remind that herpes simplex virus is divided into two types, type 1 mainly causes herpes above isosceles in oral cavity and maxillofacial region, and type 2 mainly causes herpes in genitals and below waist.
However, due to the diversity of sexual behaviors (you know), the two types have crossed, that is, type 2 virus can also be detected in herpes labialis and type 1 virus can also be detected in herpes genitalis.
So don’t bite when blisters grow on your mouth.
How to do after getting lip herpes?
After getting herpes labialis, at first you may just feel that the corners of your mouth are a little burnt, tight and even irritating, and erythema will slowly appear. It takes about half a day to grow blisters, most of which appear in clusters. Within about 24 hours, blisters will break, erode and form scabs.
It will take about 10 days until it is fully recovered.
Of course, it is not pleasant to have herpes, especially when the blister has not broken, it will also feel itchy, especially uncomfortable. Attention should be paid to the fact that you must not scratch with your unwashed hands at this time, otherwise the subsequent infection will make herpes heal very slowly.
In fact, when the blister forms, it will burst in about a day. The following care needs to grasp a key point: don’t let the infection become more serious.
Most people do not see a doctor or do treatment for herpes labialis, and they will recover in about ten days, so there is no need to worry too much.
If the symptoms are serious, such as special pain, inability to eat, or improper care or infection, doctors may be required to intervene.
Doctors may prescribe some antiviral drugs, and let patients use local cleaning liquid, mouthwash, coating preparations and sprays on the damaged parts. In case of severe pain, they can also use some drugs with local anesthetic effect. If you can’t eat anything, you have to take intravenous fluid infusion, vitamin supplement, etc.
In addition, keeping rest can also promote the recovery of herpes labialis.
If there is no doctor’s instruction, don’t smear all kinds of ointment. Don’t deliberately grab it with your hands after scabbing, otherwise it will recover more slowly. Moreover, no scar will be left after herpes recovers, but if ointment is applied indiscriminately and unhygienic disposal is carried out, ugly scar may be left.
However, if it is found that herpes is more serious than in the past or lasts for a very long time, it is still recommended to see a stomatologist or dermatologist to see if there are other diseases.
Is there any way to prevent what?
It is very important to prevent this disease by isolating the source of infection and avoiding intimate contact with patients who are suffering from herpes labialis. Therefore, it is better to wait for kisses and the like first. What’s more, is there no psychological barrier when a herpes kisses?
If you are in the same room, please try your best to make indoor air circulation. This is especially important for people who have never suffered from this disease and young children whose immunity has not yet fully developed.
Herpes simplex virus often lurks in the human body and does not produce any symptoms. However, when encountering various inducing factors, such as sun exposure, high mental stress, tiredness, colds, eating spicy food, etc., recurrent herpes labialis is easy to occur.
Therefore, the prevention method that we can do is to avoid the above inducing factors as much as possible. In addition, maintaining balanced nutrition, eating more fruits, insisting on exercise and improving resistance are all helpful to reduce the probability of recurrence of herpes labialis.