Probably everyone heard about Botox. But basically it is known as a means to combat wrinkles – “beauty injections”. However, the useful properties of Botox are not limited to this: it is successfully used not only in cosmetology, but also in other areas.
But all in order.
What is Botox?
Botox is a drug that contains type A botulinum toxin, a powerful poison that acts on nerve cells Continue reading
What we call a cold on the lip or fever is actually a manifestation of a viral infection, or rather, a herpes simplex virus type 1. (There is also the herpes simplex virus type 2, which affects the genitals.)
Yes, a commonplace cold that popped up on my lip is a viral infection, but you should not panic about this. The fact is that the vast majority of the world’s inhabitants are carriers of this virus. It’s just usually that it’s not active and doesn’t appear in any way. But as soon as immunity is weakened, the virus begins to multiply and descends from the nerve nodes, where it usually lives, along the nerve endings to the lips. And here it “blooms” in all its glory – weeping vesicles, sores, and finally crusts. So the well-known Continue reading
An ordinary wart and a malignant tumor – what do they have in common? No, no, a wart will not degenerate into cancer. However, there is something that unites them – this is HPV, human papillomavirus, or human papillomavirus.
What is HPV?
Under this name is a whole group of viruses of a general nature containing DNA. There are 27 species and about 200 strains. Designate them with numbers: HPV (HPV – human papillomavirus) 1, 2, 16, etc.
The absolute majority of the world’s population is infected with these viruses: according to scientists, from 70 to 90%. But for many, the virus does not manifest itself throughout life and can only be detected by chance. In such cases, they speak of carriage. Continue reading