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It is vital to differentiate between viral and bacterial skin infections, since they are treated differently. Antibiotics are effective for bacterial infections, but they are ineffective in viral diseases. Fortunately, many viral infections are also self-limiting. Below are few of the most frequent viral skin infections that cause rashes:

  • Herpes simplex virus (type 1 and type 2) - These are perhaps the most common viral infections. They are characterized by rashes of the mucous membrane of mouth, throat, and in some cases, in the eye or genitals. HSV-1 infection is contracted during childhood, while HSV-2 is transmitted through sexual activity. Once infected, the virus will remain in the person’s body forever. Skin eruptions may occur from time to time in some individuals, while others may never see any rashes. The virus stays in the body in a latent stage, and it may be reactivated due to an illness, hormonal changes, trauma, etc. 
Doctors sometimes recommend topical ointments based on acyclovir to treat the condition, but many have become resistant to this drug. Fortunately, LAVIOR has innovated a natural plant-based product proven to treat the Herpes virus. 

  • Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) - This is one virus that causes two illnesses at different stages of life. Most people are exposed to the VZV in the childhood, and in some, it may cause varicella (chickenpox), characterized by the development of vesicles on the skin. After the primary infection, a person develops immunity and VZV continues to persist in the nervous system in a latent stage. However, in some individuals, it may get re-activated later in life and cause painful blisters along the path of sensory nerves (dermatome served by that sensory nerve or ganglia). This secondary infection is called Zoster (or herpes zoster) or shingles. It may be severe if cranial nerves are involved as that may cause impairment of sight and other severe complications. Zoster or shingles would often be treated with antiviral drugs, including both the topical and systemic therapy. It is among the few viral infections in which antiviral drugs are useful Though antiviral treatment would not eradicate the virus forever, it would help in quick suppression. 

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) - This is responsible for skin rashes to some severe types of cancers; there are more than 100 types of HPVs identified. HPV virus often causes plantar warts on the feet, while in others it may cause warts on the neck or face. Viral warts may occur in school-aged children or adults. In some cases, it may even cause genital warts (they occur in sexually active individuals). Cervix cancer in women is commonly the result of HPV virus. At present, no antiviral drug can efficiently suppress the virus, but HPV vaccine is available. It is recommended that all women (childbearing age and younger) should be vaccinated with HPV vaccine to reduce the risk of cervical cancer.
  • Molluscum contagiosum - It is an infection caused by a poxvirus and gives very odd looking painless bumps that are usually the size of a pencil If they are scratched, they may spread the infection. It is an extremely contagious infection and spread through either person to person contact or through the contact with contaminated objects. At present, there is no medical drug to treat this infection. The condition may persist for few months to a year, but finally it would disappear. Sometimes, these bumps may be removed by a doctor, though these procedures involve a painful recuperation period.
 
NOTE:

LAVIOR was founded with the single-minded purpose of finding natural plant-based solutions to as many of today’s afflictions as possible. Though our goal is still to be fully realized, we did make great strides in that direction.
Our product line is based on a powerful medicinal plant that has been proven to be:
  1. Anti-Inflammatory
  2. Anti-VIRAL
  3. Anti-Bacterial
  4. Anti-Fungal
  5. Anti-Oxidant

It is vital to differentiate between viral and bacterial skin infections, since they are treated differently. Antibiotics are effective for bacterial infections, but they are ineffective in viral diseases. Fortunately, many viral infections are also self-limiting. Below are few of the most frequent viral skin infections that cause rashes:

  • Herpes simplex virus (type 1 and type 2) - These are perhaps the most common viral infections. They are characterized by rashes of the mucous membrane of mouth, throat, and in some cases, in the eye or genitals. HSV-1 infection is contracted during childhood, while HSV-2 is transmitted through sexual activity. Once infected, the virus will remain in the person’s body forever. Skin eruptions may occur from time to time in some individuals, while others may never see any rashes. The virus stays in the body in a latent stage, and it may be reactivated due to an illness, hormonal changes, trauma, etc. 
Doctors sometimes recommend topical ointments based on acyclovir to treat the condition, but many have become resistant to this drug. Fortunately, LAVIOR has innovated a natural plant-based product proven to treat the Herpes virus. 

  • Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) - This is one virus that causes two illnesses at different stages of life. Most people are exposed to the VZV in the childhood, and in some, it may cause varicella (chickenpox), characterized by the development of vesicles on the skin. After the primary infection, a person develops immunity and VZV continues to persist in the nervous system in a latent stage. However, in some individuals, it may get re-activated later in life and cause painful blisters along the path of sensory nerves (dermatome served by that sensory nerve or ganglia). This secondary infection is called Zoster (or herpes zoster) or shingles. It may be severe if cranial nerves are involved as that may cause impairment of sight and other severe complications. Zoster or shingles would often be treated with antiviral drugs, including both the topical and systemic therapy. It is among the few viral infections in which antiviral drugs are useful Though antiviral treatment would not eradicate the virus forever, it would help in quick suppression. 

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) - This is responsible for skin rashes to some severe types of cancers; there are more than 100 types of HPVs identified. HPV virus often causes plantar warts on the feet, while in others it may cause warts on the neck or face. Viral warts may occur in school-aged children or adults. In some cases, it may even cause genital warts (they occur in sexually active individuals). Cervix cancer in women is commonly the result of HPV virus. At present, no antiviral drug can efficiently suppress the virus, but HPV vaccine is available. It is recommended that all women (childbearing age and younger) should be vaccinated with HPV vaccine to reduce the risk of cervical cancer.
  • Molluscum contagiosum - It is an infection caused by a poxvirus and gives very odd looking painless bumps that are usually the size of a pencil If they are scratched, they may spread the infection. It is an extremely contagious infection and spread through either person to person contact or through the contact with contaminated objects. At present, there is no medical drug to treat this infection. The condition may persist for few months to a year, but finally it would disappear. Sometimes, these bumps may be removed by a doctor, though these procedures involve a painful recuperation period.
 
NOTE:

LAVIOR was founded with the single-minded purpose of finding natural plant-based solutions to as many of today’s afflictions as possible. Though our goal is still to be fully realized, we did make great strides in that direction.
Our product line is based on a powerful medicinal plant that has been proven to be:
  1. Anti-Inflammatory
  2. Anti-VIRAL
  3. Anti-Bacterial
  4. Anti-Fungal
  5. Anti-Oxidant