Herpes on the stomach provokes several kinds of virus
Hello my dear readers! Jumped the herpetic rash on the stomach? How to cure it quickly? Read the article and learn, and I will tell you about why this is happening.
To me, people often come in with similar complaints. Years of experience allows me to distinguish girisindeki from any other skin disease at first glance.
And always ask the question: why on the abdomen, not on the lip, for example, as usual? The reasons may be several, let them and get started.
Let’s start with common causes – often a disease provoking virus type 3, which everyone has (almost) of us. It is the varicella zoster virus.
But how, you ask, because chickenpox sprinkles throughout the body, not just on your stomach?
Chickenpox in the standard manifestation really gives a rash all over her body, but her recurrent – herpes zoster can jump in somewhere in one place, for example, on the foregoing.
Features of herpes zoster
- the place where is located the rash, very sore;
- often the rash is the abdomen, may go to the back;
- rash a strip (as in the photo, and therefore wrap-around), looks like a standard herpes;
- zoster occurs mainly in older people and severe weakening of the immune system, e.g. HIV-infected.
But what about other population groups such as children and young people? After all, they also appear similar symptoms. In these cases, the causes are likely to be slightly different.
Infection in children in non-standard place: why there?
If this is not the usual chicken pox, then, most likely, it’s a simple erisipela – lip or genital, just the child of the next relapse occurred in a nonstandard location because of the weakness of the immune system.
And the child can unintentionally transfer the infection to other parts of the body, touching the rash, and then himself with the same hands.
But if it happened during pregnancy, then what is the reason?
During pregnancy herpes rash also often appears in unusual places. There are several reasons:
- in the pregnant woman’s body there are hormonal disruptions and various restructuring;
- immunity is necessarily reduced, as the need to continue the pregnancy, causing the virus is very active and can migrate;
- stress and other factors provocateurs relapses always happen in the life of the pregnant woman.
What to do if I see symptoms?
First and foremost, you need to contact the dermatologist, infectious disease specialist, internist, Ob-GYN (during pregnancy).
Even if the rash you have appeared before and you know how to treat it, you still go to the hospital, because the movement of symptoms is not a normal phenomenon.
Need to find a reason to get checked out by various specialists, to examine the state of the immune system, checked for hidden infection and disease.
How is it treated?
Standard primary treatment is antiviral drugs in the form of tablets, ointments, solutions for injection. Injections are assigned primarily in shingles, to quickly weaken the virus.
The pill is not prescribed to children and pregnant women, by the way, the latest antiviral generally contraindicated, as it may have an adverse effect on the fetus.
What protivovirusnye drugs used to treat? Often this medication on the basis of:
- Acyclovir (so-called, or Zovirax);
- Of Valacyclovir (Valamir, Virava, Valuer);
- Of Famciclovir (Famvir).
Together with the pills or instead, they can prescribe ointments with a similar protivovirucnam action, for example:
To relieve itching and promote healing of pimples I recommend to use Fenistil and Depanthenol. All ointments are applied only on the problem areas 3-5 times daily in a thin layer.
Pregnant women who are contraindicated for anti-viral drugs are often prescribed zinc ointment, which reduces inflammation, dries and disinfects the wound.
Sometimes associated bacterial (this often happens in children who do not differ neatness and cleanliness).
When this rash begins to fester, inflamed even more and creates an unbearable discomfort. This is further complicated by infection are treated with antibiotics such as Erythromycin in an ointment.
In addition to the above, ill have capital to strengthen the immune system.
People with shingles are appointed for this Immunostimulants drugs based on interferon. Children and pregnant women should strengthen the immune system are more safe vehicles.
Safe ways to strengthen the immune system and treatment
Now you know what causes cold sores on stomach and how to treat this infection. Despite the fact that the article features a drug names, in no case do not self-medicate.
First go to the hospital and let you prescribe treatment, the doctor based on your condition.
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The author: Elena Smirnova (dermatologist)