Herpes Encephalitis Symptoms and Treatment

What is Herpes Encephalitis ?

Herpes Encephalitis is condition in which brain inflammation occurs and fever blisters occur. Its caused due to Herpes Simplex Type One Virus. Although its not a life threatening disease but it can become one if not treated early. Usually its symptoms are common to flu but it gradually increases if not treated properly. Our immune system also plays a major role in its treatment. Most of the people fully recover from this disease.

Some other names of Herpes Encephalitis are:
  • HSE (Herpes Simplex Encephalitis)
  • Herpetic Brainstem Encephalitis
  • Herpetic Meningoencephalitis

Herpes Encephalitis Symptoms

Early Symptoms of Herpes Encephalitis

In the beginning Herpes Encephalitis almost looks like flu. Mostly the virus responsible for Herpes Encephalitis enters our body through nose. Its symptoms include:

  • Sore Throat
  • Headache
  • Runny Nose
  • Vomiting

Symptoms of Severe Herpes Encephalitis

However early symptoms looks like Flu, but its virus may get into our brain and cause some severe symptoms like:

  • Paralysis
  • Hallucinations
  • Personality Swings

It can even lead to death if not diagnosed and treated at correct stage.

Herpes Encephalitis Treatment

Treatment of Herpes Encephalitis include long term antiviral treatment. Its treatment should be taken with proper consultation of Doctor. If treated properly then you can fully recover from Herpes Encephalitis. If Herpes Encephalitis is diagnosed at an early stage the you can get treatment at home, but in severe cases you might need to get admitted in a hospital.

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