- Pink zoster - the unknown nature of the disease
- When pregnancy
- Treatment folk remedies
- Treatment with ointments
Imagine that one day your child shows you appeared on his torso pink spot. He says that the spot does not hurt or itch, and you decide to wait, and it is not to call the doctor. Approximately a week appears several smaller patches. What's happening?
Perhaps the child disease called pink zoster - in general, it is harmless and usually resolve itself without treatment. Those, however, should go to the doctor to know the exact diagnosis and rule out other possible diseases.
What is the pink lichen
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- It is common among older children and adolescents skin disease. It may begin to develop in any part of the body, but most often its first symptom - a large pink, flaky spot (which is also called maternal plaque) appears on the chest, abdomen, back and hips.
Then, smaller spots begin to spread on the body, in some cases - on the hands and feet. This rash may cause mild itching.
Pink shingles is not contagious. He had no relapses - it is believed that a person produces immunity
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to the disease.
Most of the children caused by pink zoster rash passes without a trace, although it may take a long time - up to several months.
Specialists disagree about what is called the pink lichen. Some suggest that it is the causative agent of the virus, but it is in no way confirmed. It is known that causes pink lichen are not bacteria, fungi, or allergic reaction.
Although this disease most susceptible children over ten years, and women, and people can get sick of any age, gender, and skin color. The incidence increases in spring and autumn.
Most kids who get pink lichen, this disease does not cause any "warning signs". Only in rare cases the day before the first signs of the disease, symptoms similar to flu symptoms.
Maternal plaque can be slightly convex; in people with fair skin, it can be pink or red. Children with dark skin and dark it may be of different colors - from purple to brown and gray. Up to two weeks of maternal plaque can be the only symptom of pink lichen. But then a rash begins to appear on large areas of skin; As a rule, it is symmetric - that is nearly identical on both halves of the body. Some children who are suffering pink lichen, complain of fatigue and weakness, but in most cases, the disease does not cause any significant discomfort.
Usually the diagnosis pink lichen is quite a simple examination of the skin of the patient. In some cases, the doctor gently scrapes some dry skin flakes from the surface of the parent plaques, and examines them under a microscope to rule out other diseases with similar symptoms, such as ringworm
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In most cases, pityriasis rosea passes one or two months later, without any treatment. Sometimes the symptoms disappear in just two weeks, and sometimes stored for three months or more.
If your child complains of severe itching, to alleviate this symptom, you can use non-prescription ointments and syrups, as well as oatmeal baths. Sometimes it is recommended to take oral antihistamines.
For some patients, doctors prescribe ointments, soothes the skin and relieves redness. In cases of very severe itching can be assigned phototherapy
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- As a rule, it involves exposure to UVB rays. This treatment can only be done by a dermatologist. Some children to alleviate the symptoms of pink depriving recommended simply sunbathe in the open air. If your child is recommended such treatment, provide reliable protection against sunburn (Use a sunscreen, and limit exposure to the outdoors during periods of maximum solar activity).