How to remove the itch of chickenpox - choosing the right tools

February 18, 2014

 removing itch of chickenpox
 How to remove the itch of chickenpox? This is especially true for young children who are most affected chickenpox, can not sleep and completely lose their appetite. But in order to relieve the itching, you need to find a means of correctly as itching may be the cause of not only the viral infection, but its complications.


Why do I get the itch of chickenpox

Itching - a characteristic symptom of chickenpox Symptoms of chickenpox - characteristics  Symptoms of chickenpox - characteristics
 . But all people carry it in different ways, depending on the sensitivity of the body and functioning of the nervous system. Therefore, some patients with chickenpox, even with significant skin rash transferred normally, and the other after the appearance of the first lesions can neither sleep nor eat. Intense itching of chickenpox may also occur when connecting a bacterial infection.

How long is the itch of chickenpox? All individually, but generally lasts itching rash during the period (3 to 7 days). Once all the elements are covered by a crust of rash, itching, reduced or completely passes.

Removing the itch of chickenpox - not a simple matter. The approach to the treatment of itching at the infection should be individualized. The doctor prescribes treatment, based on the general condition of the patient, the state of his nervous system, the number of lesions, the presence or absence of complications of chickenpox.


How to remove the itch of chickenpox - systemic effects of drugs

Remove or reduce the itch of chickenpox possible appointment of sedatives, in the absence of sleep Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
   prescribe sleeping pills. Children with this purpose can be given valerian tincture (drop by drop per year of life 2-3 times a day), but it is better to prepare a decoction of valerian root: a tablespoon of dry powdered valerian root pour a glass of boiling water, boil for 15 minutes on low heat, for 10 minutes, drain. Take a tablespoon, children - a teaspoon three times a day.

To a child it is better to sleep under the pillow can put a bag of crushed valerian root or drip on the bed a few drops of valerian tincture.

Because antihistamines suitable for children fenistil in drops or tablets suprastin. Both of these drugs except antipruritic and have a calming effect. Appoint antihistamines and select the appropriate age of the child and the dosage should be a doctor.

For adults suffering from chickenpox, can bring relief to the appointment of antiviral drugs such as acyclovir. Children with chickenpox Acyclovir Acyclovir - as it is safe?  Acyclovir - as it is safe?
   administered rarely, usually this is not necessary.


How to remove the itch of chickenpox in using external resources

The itch of chickenpox is reduced by drying of the bubbles and turning them brown. In order to speed up the process bubbles fresh green paint smeared. It reduces itching and is the prevention of additional bacterial infection.

How to reduce the itch of chickenpox in using external resources? To reduce itching rash elements can be lubricated with a gel fenistil, it is applied to small areas of skin 2-4 times a day. Gel fenistil children can be used only on prescription.

If the rash is very heavy, it is possible to apply a 5% acyclovir ointment or cream, applying a thin coating on small areas of skin to 5 times per day. This drug for children should also appoint a physician.

The most safe and effective is now considered a remedy for the itch of chickenpox calamine lotion. It consists of zinc carbonate (calamine), zinc oxide, purified water, glycerin, liquefied phenol, bentonite (medical clay), sodium citrate. Manufacturer - Israeli company Ben Simon Floris.

Antipruritic chickenpox Chickenpox: painful, but not dangerous  Chickenpox: painful, but not dangerous
   calamine lotion has a drying, antipruritic, soothing, cooling effect. Furthermore, it is antiseptic, prevents a bacterial infection and a transition bubble pustular rash, abscess formation, and abscesses in the skin. At the same time reduces swelling, inflammation and irritation of the skin, as well as the further spread of the rash on the skin.

After application to the skin calamine lotion protects it from any external irritating factors and further promotes more rapid restoration of the skin surface layers without risk of scarring after large bubbles.

Calamine lotion can start to put on the baby's skin before the arrival of the doctor, but you should pay attention to how the child moves this medication if he has an allergic reaction. In case of redness, swelling of the skin and increase itching and burning calamine lotion should be lifted immediately.

Remove itchy skin varicella best help the doctor - he will appoint a child or an adult suffering from this infection, no standard set of medicines, namely, that he is required to alleviate the condition.

Galina Romanenko

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  • Treatment of chickenpox

Herpes on the eye - the risk of vision loss

January 27, 2014

  • Herpes on the eye - the risk of vision loss
  • Herpetic keratitis

 herpes eye
 Herpes on the eye - it is always dangerous, because the process can go on the cornea and have effects such as reduction or even complete loss of vision. Therefore, herpes eye need to start as early as possible and treat yourself as well as intended and under the supervision of a doctor - ophthalmologist.


Why can appear cold sores in the eye

The cause of herpes on the eye are usually herpes simplex viruses Herpes simplex - in fact, not so simple  Herpes simplex - in fact, not so simple
   (HSV) and varicella zoster virus, which causes shingles Ringworm - not only infectious disease  Ringworm - not only infectious disease
 . The infection can be congenital and acquired Congenital herpes eye usually caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 Herpes type 2 - the causative agent of genital herpes  Herpes type 2 - the causative agent of genital herpes
   (HSV-2), which the child becomes infected during childbirth when passing through the infected birth canal.

Secondary herpes in the eye can be caused by HSV-1, HSV-2 and varicella zoster. If the cause is a virus in the eye of HSV-1 (it is mostly cold sores on the lips), the infection is recorded with dirty hands from the center of an inflammation on the lips. In this case, cold sores may develop on the skin of the eyelids, eye and mucous membrane of the eye.

Much less in the eye caused by the herpes HSV-2 (the causative agent, which is most often the cause of genital herpes). HSV-2 can cause herpes, not only on the genitals, but also on the lips, and then move on to the eyes. In addition, an infection in the eye area can be entered directly from the genitals. In any case, the infection is secondary.

Varicella zoster virus may cause, both primary and secondary herpetic process eyes. Primary herpes in the eyes develops as a complication of chickenpox in children, and secondary - as a consequence of the spread of infection in the eye with shingles.

In order to spread the infection to the eyes, you need to decrease the immune system.

Immunity may decrease at overcooling, stress, any acute and chronic diseases, intoxication, poor nutrition, and so on. Herpes is especially dangerous to the eyes when immunodeficiencies, such as AIDS, lowered immunity against the background of immunosuppressive therapy for cancer, organ transplants, and so on.

Any type of herpes infection is very contagious and cold sores on the eyes may be due to infection from another person of the patient with herpes. The disease can be transmitted as airborne droplets (coughing, sneezing, talking) and contact (dirty hands or contaminated objects inflammatory secretions) by.


Symptoms of herpes on the eyes

Herpes on the eyes can manifest itself in different ways, depending on what kind of fabric it strikes. Shingles on the eyes may be due to the defeat of the upper or middle branch of the trigeminal nerve. Typically, the process is one-sided.

With the defeat of the upper branch of the trigeminal nerve affected skin in the upper eyelid and eyebrow, the average - in the lower eyelid. The cornea, the skin in the area of ​​the inner eye, the conjunctiva and the lacrimal sac involved in the process with the defeat nosoresnichnogo nerve, which is the largest branch of the upper branch of the trigeminal nerve.

The skin near the eye herpes, herpes century eyes, herpes eye begins with the appearance of pain, burning and itching in the course of the affected nerve, headaches, fever and general malaise. At the same time the skin around the eye becomes red, swells and after a while on the surface appear inflamed group of small bubbles with clear content. In a few hours the contents of the vesicles becomes cloudy, they are opened, forming a small inflamed skin sores. Then, sores on the skin are covered with crusts, which after falling off the skin may be brown or white spots - they are a few weeks.

Herpes on eye mucosa causes herpetic conjunctivitis, which may take the form of bluetongue, follicular and vesicular forms.

Follicular conjunctivitis occurs subacute herpetic manifested only mild conjunctival redness and a small amount of clear mucus discharge. Bluetongue has an acute form of conjunctivitis for eyes while much blush, appear severe burning and itching. The most characteristic symptoms of herpes Symptoms of herpes - sometimes you can not even notice  Symptoms of herpes - sometimes you can not even notice
   It appears in the form of vesicular herpetic conjunctivitis. At the same time the conjunctiva appear groups of bubbles with clear content, after which the opening formed by erosion, healing without the formation of scabs and scars.

If the cause is a virus in the eyes of HSV, all manifestations of the disease are not located along the nerves, and in some specific areas, which become infected.