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Treating Eczema Herpeticum
Those patients with eczema herpeticum should seek out an infection disease doctor as eczema herpeticum is a very serious long range life threatening skin infection. While there is no cure, an anti-viral medication should be prescribed by your personal doctor. Based upon your eczema herpeticum skin condition and other medical factors such as overall health, your doctor can make the best choice anti-viral treatment for you. Additionally, a pain sedative may be prescribed.
Also consideration of molluscum contagiosum and also human papillomavirus as other viruses may make the medical prescription by your personal doctor more delicate and for this reason personal care by your physician is very much needed to meet your personal care.
Occurrence of Eczema Herpeticum
Eczema herpeticum is very rare. The atopic eczema affected weak, thin skin with crevices allows the entrance of the herpes simplex virus.
Eczema herpeticum is a result of contact with the virus that produces cold sores. It is important to avoid skin contact with anyone who has cold sores.
The patient with herpes simplex can have can have large portions of the body to be covered with atopic eczema with viral eczema herpeticum and possibly many cold sore infections. Due to the extremely large areas of viral infection, the condition can be very threatening and possibly fatal for some eczema herpeticum patients.
Causes of Eczema Herpeticum
Eczema herpeticum is an extreme complication that occurs when someone experiencing an atopic eczema flare comes in direct contact with the herpes virus.
HSV type I is the cause of eczema herpeticum. The skin barrier is compromised due to weak thinned skin. New skin regeneration is the key and along with improving the entire health of the patient's body. So providing nourishment of adequate hydration with water from the tap, faucet, or spigot at home or at work is sufficient. Bottled water is not as good for building new skin cells as the water is acidic and the skin has a much higher pH or is more alkaline and needs alkaline water with a pH of 7.0 to 7.3. Most patients are very dehydrated. Most average size men with eczema herpeticum should consume 12 to 16 eight ounce glasses of water daily. Deleting or tapering down of coffee, soft drinks and teas, alcohol is highly recommended. Also consuming almost entirely vegetables and always avoiding breads, pastas, sugars, cakes, donuts, etc.
Symptoms of Eczema Herpeticum
The inception is not noticeable until it grows after a week or two weeks with the skin first appearing itchy with small blisters. With growth and time, the appearance of eczema herpeticum is most noticeable due to the viral infection that has small clear fluid blisters and later possibly pus due to the infection. If the blisters are opened by injury or scratching, the fluid leaks and spreads to other areas and the fluid dries and becomes crusty in appearance.
Some patients with eczema herpeticum will have a higher temperature and feel sick and not feel like working. Also it can be difficult for some dermatologist or infections disease doctors to diagnose as there are so many factors to consider.
Stages of eczema herpeticum are as follows:
- Atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis areas become infected with herpes simplex virus. As the viral infection grows and small spots of itchy watery blisters become present.
- Usually the spots grow and continue spread by touching or scratching the blisters or even the skin areas which enables the spreading of the virus to any area and any extent of the body.
- Usually a higher temperatures or fever is present due to the large area of infection.
Eczema herpeticum is a most serious condition. Many patients can have large exposed infection covering a large portion of their body. So try to improve immunodeficiency condition by improving foods and drinks to make the body as healthy as possibly is the best resource.