Herpes viruses are transmitted through saliva or close contacts, such as kissing, coughing, or contact with objects used by the person with the virus, such as brushes, towels, etc. It is estimated that on average, 70% of the population has the herpes virus latent in the body. Not all people develop manifestations.
The epidermis of our lips is very sensitive and therefore more susceptible to infections, especially if the lips are very dry and chapped, as they are more vulnerable to the entry of bacteria.
Herpes viruses are often inactive for a while and suddenly appear.
Low immune status, sun exposure, chemical aggressions are the main factors that trigger manifestations, especially oral and nasal. Sun, excessive cold, stress are enemies of herpes and can easily trigger a new flare-up. It is common to hear testimonies from people to whom herpes appears and disappears frequently.
What are the symptoms?
Herpes viruses cause blisters and sores in the mouth, which usually appear on the lip.
The epidermis of the lips becomes more irritated and can cause burning, itching, and redness.
How can I prevent it?
Herpes usually occurs when our immune system is weak, such as when we have a cold or other illness.
We must then:
- Have a healthy diet and avoid alcohol;
- Avoid intimate contact (such as kissing) with infected people;
- Wash your hands several times a day.
Preventive laser protocol lasts up to 18 months.
Use of therapeutic laser in the treatment of lips herpes
Although there is no cure, we can say that herpes treatment has gained a strong ally: the therapeutic laser. Dentists use this to lessen the discomfort of patients with this ailment.
Lasers have also been used to improve oral health in periodontal diseases, oral mucositis, hypersensitivity, canker sores, temporomandibular disorders, and others.
The laser relieves the pain caused by herpes and is an alternative to the consumption of antivirals.
The Fotona laser is a high-powered laser that has revolutionized this area. There is also a low-power laser.
The therapeutic laser reduces viral load, accelerates healing, relieves pain, and repairs traumatized tissues.
After the professional has analyzed your case, the treatment can be started soon after the appearance of the first symptoms, such as itching and tenderness in the lip. The dentist will decide which laser is best for you.
The application must be done for at least three consecutive days and must be repeated if lesions appear.
Many people suffer from the symptoms caused by cold sores, and it can become a nuisance to talk, eat or even socialize with others.
Laser has proven to be an alternative to antivirals and is an effective, safe treatment with very positive results for the patient.