Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Herpes Facialis Treated with Bee Venom Therapy

Dr. Hirofumi Naito (Japan)
E-Mail: sting@mx3.nns.ne.jp

Presented at: 5th German Apitherapy Congress, March 23-25, 2007, Passau, Germany

Herpes Zoster:
* In many cases, ganglion and nervous dorsal root become inflamed by the re-activated virus that stayed hidden for many years after the first varicella.* The pain sometimes lasts for a long time after that and is called Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN).        

Herpes Facialis:
* Herpes zoster oticus (Ramsay Hunt syndrome)* Herpes zoster ophthalmicus
* The herpes zoster invades the control area of the nervus ophthalmicus which is the first branch of nervus trigeminus. 
* The symptoms are frequently related to the eyeball and its annexes as well.       

Treatment Given by the Dermatologist:
* Anti-herpes medicine was tried on the whole body (systemically) and on the local, affected areas.
* Adrenal cortical steroid was used as a lotion with an antiphlogistic purpose on the eye area.

Days of Treatment:
29. December 2006
31. December 2006
03. January 2007
06. January 2007
07. January 2007
11. January 2007 was the last treatment day.

Quantity of Bee Venom:
QV-1: Instantaneously prick or rub.
QV-2: Keep the stinger in for about 0.5 seconds.
QV-3: Keep the stinger in for about 1 or 2 seconds.
For QV-1, QV-2 and QV-3 keep the stinger five to six seconds after you remove it from the bee, then insert it in the skin.
QV-4: Keep the stinger in the skin about five seconds immediately after removing it from the bee.
QV-5: Direct sting.

* Because treatment was started right after the acute phase it helped the healing without postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).
* There was a confidential relationship between the apitherapist and the recipient who was lucky because the treatment was initiated soon and was regular. Many cases start late having already a skin ulcer.
* Quantity of venom was under level Q.V.-2.
* Pain due to the herpes zoster did not always occur, and the pain given by BVT disappeared about 15 minutes after the sessions.

* We are treating many cases with herpes zoster each year.
* Many cases come with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).
* If BVT is done soon enough, PHN may be prevented in the early stage of the herpes zoster.
* BVT must be made specifically to each case.

Patient Before and After Treatment:


hitome said...

Your information is nice. Aldo antiviral medications can shorten and prevent outbreaks during the period of time the person takes the medication. Valtrex and Acyclovir are two such medications:

frans said...

Human herpes virus 3 (HHV-3) is also called varicella zoster virus. HHV-3 causes chickenpox. It can also cause a recurrent virus infection of the skin, which is called herpes zoster or shingles.