Chickenpox in the mouth can cause a lot of trouble - from an inability to take food to the spread of viral infection in the respiratory tract and the development of varicella croup. It is also possible that a bacterial infection and the development of severe septic complications.
Chickenpox - that occurs in the body of the sick
Chickenpox - a viral infection caused by the herpes virus type 3
Herpes type 3 - causes chicken pox and shingles
- Varicella zoster. They suffer from this infection mostly children. If the children's collective sick child, and the rest, as a rule, also have been ill - the disease is very contagious. Almost all people get chicken pox as a child, but sometimes this does not happen, and the disease develops in adults. At the same time it takes to moderate and severe forms, sometimes even posing a threat to life.
Infection with chickenpox occurs through airborne droplets, and the infectious agent enters the cells of the mucous membrane of the upper respiratory tract, where it multiplies during the incubation period, and then gets a shock lymph to the lymph nodes, where enters the bloodstream.
The large number of varicella zoster virus in the blood causes the total intoxication - fever, malaise, headache, and so on.
With bloodstream infectious agent gets into the skin cells, causing a characteristic elements on the skin rash. The same elements of the rash can also appear on mucous membranes.
Chickenpox in the mouth - as is typical?
For more chickenpox characterized by the appearance of the bubble skin rashes. Nevertheless, the same rash may appear on the mucous membranes. Most often, the appearance of the rash on the mucous membranes due to the severe chickenpox. But sometimes a moderate course accompanied by a rash on the mucous membranes, including the mouth, in the upper respiratory tract, genitalia, on the conjunctiva of the eye.
In the mouth bubble rash appears most often in the area of the hard palate and throat. But it can also appear on the inner surface of the cheeks, the lips, gums. The rash on the mucous membranes and has the form of small bubbles, but they almost immediately burst, turning to erosion, which then gradually take place without the formation of scabs.
The defeat of the oral mucosa is accompanied, as a rule, pain, burning and itching, so the child could hardly eat, and sometimes even refuses water.
The dangerous chickenpox in the mouth
Education in the oral mucosa erosions creates the risk of joining a secondary infection, especially if the child has a carious teeth, chronic tonsillitis
Chronic tonsillitis - inflammation of the tonsils
, Adenoids and other centers of a chronic infection.
The risk of chickenpox in the mouth in the fact that it can spread to the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract, including the area of the larynx, which can lead to the appearance of a violation of the respiratory function, especially in the case of secondary bacterial infection.
The treating chickenpox in the mouth
Since the appearance of varicella lesions in the mouth is often accompanied by serious condition, it is better to carry out the treatment prescribed by a doctor. Sometimes these patients even require hospitalization.
But perhaps a moderate course of this form of chickenpox. In this case, the main task is to prevent further spread of the rash and bacterial infection of the elements of the rash.
In order to alleviate the condition of the child, it should be as much water (boiled water slabozavarennogo tea, not too sweet compote, rosehip extract, and so forth). Food should be semi-liquid, does not injure the mucous membrane. It is also impossible to eat salty, spicy, sour and sweet dishes. After the meal, the mouth should be thoroughly rinse the water or disinfectant.
To prevent bacterial infection can be several times a day, rinse your mouth pale pink solution of potassium permanganate, 1% boric acid solution (half a teaspoon of powder in a glass of boiled water), bought in a pharmacy or a solution furatsilina miramistina. In addition, you can prepare herbal infusions rinse. It is best suited for this purpose infusions of chamomile flowers and marigold. To prepare tablespoon dried minced raw pour a glass of boiled water, to cool, strain and use as a gargle.
Children of primary school age, adolescents and adults can also make oral trays with lysozyme (available in pharmacies in powder form in vials) dissolved in 0, 25% of novocaine
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- It cleans and removes the mucosal discomfort.
The smear chickenpox in the mouth? Elements of the rash in the mouth can be lubricated with oil or sea buckthorn oil solution hlorofillipta. For children the oral mucosa can be lubricated anesthetic gels which are usually prescribed for teething
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For example, Kalgel.
Dental adhesive paste solkoseril promotes healing of mucosal healing forms a protective layer on the affected area of the oral mucosa and protects it from mechanical and chemical damage for 3-5 hours.