HERPES is an acue inflammation of the skin
characterised by the appearance of groups of vesicles having
redened, slightly inflamed bases and located for the most part
on the face and genitals.
The disease is generally preceded by malaise and slight fever.
A burning sensation followed by redness and swelling is usually
present at the outbreak of the eruption but gradually declines
after its appearance. They are larger than those of eczema but
smaller than those of zoster. Herpes may occur on any part of
the face or genitals but is commonly found at the corners of
the lips. the prepuce and labia. It tends to recur more on the
male genitals than on the female and is apt to be mistaken for
Calendula mother tincture can be used locally.
The internal medicines are:
In the early stage of fever use Aconite. For herpes on the cheeks
which is itchy, use Agnus cactus and for chronic herpes use
Arsenic is good for treatng herpes around the mouth with a burning
sensation and Aurummur is good for treating herpes on the prepuce
Herpes on the nose is treated with Hamamelis and for herpes
on the hairy parts with burning and stinging sensations use
Besides Sepia, Sulphur, Sarsaparilla, Upas, Kalibichrom are
good for Herpes.