• Oral Herpes Complications


Some of the complications of Oral Herpes are:

  • Keratoconjunctivitis - Inflammation of outer layers of the eyeball, viz. cornea and conjunctiva

    Oral Herpes Complications

  • Herpetiform Eczema - Widespread infection of the skin caused by herpes simplex virus
  • Bacterial and fungal superinfection (added infection)
  • Pneumonia - Infection of the lungs resulting in cough, fever and blood-streaked sputum
  • Infection of the trachea or windpipe
  • Pharyngitis - Inflammation of throat
  • Tonsillitis - Inflammation and infection of tonsils
  • Dehydration in children

    Complications of Oral Herpes
    Herpetic Whitlow

  • Widespread infection and life threatening complications in debilitated patients with low immunity, HIV patients and organ transplant recipients
  • Bell's Palsy - Paralysis or weakness of muscles of one side of the face
  • Hemiparesis - Paralytic or weakness of one half of the body
  • Rare complications of oral herpes include widespread HSV1 infection that results in HSV hepatitis, herpetic esophagitis, adrenal necrosis, interstitial pneumonia, HSV cystitis, arthritis, ganglionitis, myelitis etc.