As with the dreaded cold sores, the causative agent of a herpes in the nose is a virus from the herpes simplex series. These viruses (type 1 = HSV-1 and type 2 = HSV-2) are usually transmitted by smear infections or sexual contacts. Once these viruses enter your body, they remain there throughout life and can be reactivated at any time. Then you have nasal herpes, nose sores, mouth herpes or one of the other types of herpes.
Symptoms and Phases of Nasal Herpes:
Often, the virus appears in the mucous membranes, which also explains why in many people the nose is affected. These are the symptoms in each of the phases.
As with cold sores, the resurgence of nose herpes often begins with itching, burning and tingling. Regularly, the bodies are also red and a feeling of unpleasant tension is felt.
Shortly after, the first bubbles form. They are usually particularly painful and filled with a clear liquid filled with herpes virus. By the way, this fluid is highly contagious and you should not put it in contact with other people or objects. Also, avoid distributing this liquid in your own body with your hands, instead use a clean tissue if you want to apply some liquid. Especially in the eyes, a herpes can sometimes lead to loss of vision or even blindness. By the way, between Phase 1 and Phase 2, when the bubbles are just beginning to form, the best time to start treatment is (see below) .
In the third, the penultimate stage of a herpes, herpes in the nose burst. (Reminder: the fluid is highly contagious). Special caution is also required at this stage when “nose is raised.” Herpesviruses can move through the nose and, therefore, treatment and rapid healing are even less likely. If you have a full nose even inside, you should definitely go to the doctor.
In this phase, herpes heals. Crusts and scabs form in the affected areas. These are particularly unpleasant in the nose and can tear. With sneezing and when cleaning the nostrils you should be very careful now. Due to constant breakage, herpes in the nose usually heals worse than, for example, on the lip.
Attention if you Suffer from Neurodermatitis!
If you suffer from atopic dermatitis , you should take special care. Your skin is usually very dry and already weakened or even inflamed. Unfortunately, this often spreads the virus throughout the face. This is called superinfection, in which you should see a doctor immediately. As described above, there is a risk that herpes will skip the eye. And unfortunately this is even more likely with a facial herpes infection.
Treatments Against Nasal Herpes:
If you have herpes in the external nostrils, or in the lower part of the nostril, it can be treated carefully, with remedies or drugs or a combination of both. If the herpes is inside the nose (more than 1/2 cm), seek a doctor immediately. Similarly, if you feel insecure with the treatment.
To treat cold sores directly in development, hydrogen peroxide is the most suitable. Frequently, the bubbles will disappear completely if you apply hydrogen peroxide directly, as soon as you feel itching and tingling. Click here for more information on hydrogen peroxide.
Tea Tree Oil:
Another good home remedy has always been tea tree oil.
“Tea tree oil contains active ingredients that have a disinfectant effect and eliminate viruses”.
In addition, tea tree oil soothes infectious areas.
By the way, toothpaste is also often called a herpes remedy. However, you don’t necessarily have to bet on it. While zinc was previously contained in almost all toothpastes (zinc relieves inflammation), this is no longer the case today. Today’s toothpastes no longer contain zinc. This means that today’s toothpastes would dry the stain but no longer contain disinfectant substances. This can cause invasion of new viruses or bacteria.
In addition, honey is a remedy that works well against nasal herpes. However, you must be careful. In honey there is a certain substance that has an antibacterial effect (methylglyoxal). Although a really strong effect on “normal” honey has not been proven, good manuka honey has a multiple of this particular ingredient and, therefore, can help against herpes in the nose. By the way, this active ingredient comes from the flowers of the manuka tree (myrtle of the South Sea), from which honey takes its name.
A treatment that is helping many people is that which combines natural medicine and drugs. I speak of the method “the Definitive Protocol of Herpes”, you can watch an informative video from this link.
If Herpes is Inside the Nose:
If you are not sure if cold sore is active in the lower, visible area of the nose, see a doctor immediately. Strong infections of herpes in the nose are often treated not only with a cream such as valacyclovir, penciclovir or ganciclovir, but also by a pill regimen because creams are no longer sufficient.