Contagious pink zoster: blame a weakened immune system

December 15, 2011

 Pink zoster
 In the spring, when the body is weakened, some people can appear on the body scaly pink patches, which are called - Pink zoster Pink versicolor - treatment is not required  Pink versicolor - treatment is not required
   or deprive Gibert. The first patient is usually interested in how contagious disease.

 Contagious pink zoster: blame a weakened immune system

Why do I get a pink shingles

Pink zoster Ringworm - not only infectious disease  Ringworm - not only infectious disease
   considered infectious and allergic disease, which appears only in the case when the person is reduced immunity. For example, after a long winter, when the body is weakened by the absence in the diet of fresh vegetables and fruit, or after suffering colds, infections, exacerbation of any chronic disease.

Direct pathogen pink lichen is not highlighted, today, many believe that this is some kind of virus. But do not rule out the nature of streptococcal disease.

Another component of the disease is allergic process in the pathogen. Such diseases are known as infectious-allergic.

Not the last value at the beginning of the disease and the severity of its manifestations is the condition of blood vessels. After the autumn-winter period with a deficit of vitamins, especially vitamin C, the blood vessels become permeable and the liquid portion of the blood can leak into the surrounding tissue, increasing their swelling. As a result, the number of elements of the rash may be significant, it can spread throughout the body surface.

 Contagious pink zoster: blame a weakened immune system

Pink scaly spots on the body - they are contagious?

The disease begins as an ordinary infection - a small rise in temperature, malaise, weakness, lymph node enlargement. Then, on the body of the patient may receive one or more pink spots, gradually increasing in size. At the center of the spot skin is slightly folded structure, it gradually begins to peel off, it is surrounded by small pink inflammatory roller. Around the main (parent) spots appear smaller spots, the amount of the rash depends on the severity of the process.

From pink depriving more affected people with excitable nervous system, they are more sensitive to the emerging with the itching and appearance. All the symptoms are often aggravated by the knowledge that the disease can be contagious.

And this is true, the disease is contagious, but not for everyone, but only for those people who, like this patient, reduced immunity. In this case, the pathogen can be transmitted by direct contact with the patient, through the objects of his personal hygiene and even just through the objects to which he touched.

There are even cases of familial diseases pink lichen - it says that there is some defect in immunity related or hereditary characteristics, or in violation of lifestyle and nutrition.

 Contagious pink zoster: blame a weakened immune system

What determines the status of immunity - whether it is possible to strengthen your own?

Leading value for immune status has power, because immune cells, like cells of the whole organism, are composed of proteins. For their biochemical reactions require cell carbohydrate (energy source), fats (which are necessarily present in all biochemical reactions), vitamins and minerals making up the enzymes. At deficiency of enzymes the rate of metabolism is reduced, and reduces immunity.

Because of the shortage of necessary substances in the diet in winter and spring are often outbreaks pink lichen. This suggests that we need to pay attention to your diet.

It must be present proteins - lean meat, fish, dairy products. It is impossible and without carbohydrates - a source of energy. Carbohydrates should be complex, which are part of vegetables, fruits and cereals, so the diet must be present salads, vinaigrettes, steamed vegetables, fresh fruit. From simple carbohydrates (sweets, muffins, soft drinks) should be abandoned - they enhance the allergic disposition of the body.

To metabolism Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting  Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting
   proceeded correctly, need and fats. Most of these people gets to animal food (meat, fish, dairy products), but vegetable fats it is often not enough, so the diet should include vegetable oils - sunflower, olive, flaxseed and other.

In many ways the immune system depends on lifestyle. Defenses can significantly strengthen the part of the stay in the fresh air, especially if at the same time to keep moving - sports, gymnastics, just walk or run - depending on age and health. To strengthen the immune system in the winter, you need to ski to get out for a walk with the whole family sled out of the city, and the city can find a place for these walks, for example, in the park.

Pink zoster - a lot of people with weakened immune systems Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults  Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults
 , Strengthen it - and you have nothing to be afraid of "catch" this infection.

Galina Romanenko

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Sumamed - to treat a cold is not recommended

December 24, 2009

 Sumamed - highly effective antibiotic that is not recommended for use on their own, as if sumamed treat the common cold, the pathogenic microflora, which is always present on the surface of the body quickly gets used to it, and in the case of really serious illness, he will be ineffective.

 Sumamed - to treat a cold is not recommended


Antibiotics are substances, microbial, animal or vegetable origin, selectively inhibit the activity of microorganisms. There are many groups of antibiotics. One of such groups include macrolide antibiotics. The main ones are natural antibiotics derived from microorganisms erythromycin and oleandomycin. By improving the formula of natural antibiotics were created semisynthetic antibiotics of this series, the superior efficiency natural. Then macrolide subgroup was allocated azalides-semisynthetic broad-spectrum antibiotics, which are well absorbed and create in the blood and tissues of long-lasting high concentrations, allowing them to enter 1-2 times a day, to reduce the duration of treatment, the frequency and severity of adverse events .

 Sumamed - to treat a cold is not recommended

The mechanism of action and the form of

Sumamed (INN-azithromycin) is a broad-spectrum antibiotic belonging to the macrolide-azalides. Sumamed penetrates the cell and inhibits the pathogen inside the biosynthesis of proteins necessary for life and reproduction of bacteria.

In large doses sumamed Sumamed antibiotics wisely  Sumamed antibiotics wisely
   It has a bactericidal effect, i.e. killing the bacteria. It is active against a number of bacteria, including staphylococcus, streptococcus, the bacteria that cause stomach ulcers and duodenal ulcers (Helicobacter pylori), and so on, without affecting the bacteria resistant to erythromycin. In addition, effective against intracellular microorganisms including Chlamydia Chlamydia: insidious and widespread disease  Chlamydia: insidious and widespread disease
 , Mycoplasma, ureaplasma, and others.

If ingestion sumamed well absorbed and rapidly distributed throughout the body. It is recommended that the use of Sumamed for adults and children. It penetrates into the cells, including phagocytes (protective cells that can absorb bacteria) that are sent to the focus of inflammation. This helps to create the necessary concentration Sumamed the source of infection. Within one or two days at the site of inflammation are high concentrations of the drug exceeding the minimum inhibitory concentration for these microorganisms. Displayed sumamed slowly for almost three days. All this allows to take it once a day for three days (this gives a seven-day course of treatment).

It sumamed partially decomposed in the liver to inactive metabolites and excreted in the urine. In an unmodified form, it is supplied from the blood into the bile, and then excreted in the faeces.

It is used in infectious and inflammatory diseases caused by sensitive pathogens (after seeding biological material on nutrient media, identifying the pathogen and determine its sensitivity to antibiotics).

 Sumamed - to treat a cold is not recommended

Indications for admission

Receiving Sumamed indicated in the treatment of diseases caused by susceptible microorganisms to the antibiotic:

  • upper respiratory tract infections accompanied by inflammation of the nasopharynx, paranasal sinuses (such as the maxillary), the tonsils and the middle ear;
  • bronchitis and pulmonary inflammation;
  • infections of the skin and soft tissues (erysipelas, streptococcal, pustular rash);
  • scarlet fever;
  • borreliosis;
  • inflammatory diseases of the joints, muscles and ligaments;
  • infections, sexually transmitted diseases (gonorrhea, chlamydia, mycoplasma and others.);
  • gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer (if selected pathogen sensitive sumamed);

 Sumamed - to treat a cold is not recommended

Contraindications for use

Contraindications Sumamed are:

  • hypersensitivity to the drug;
  • severe liver disease and kidney with a violation of their functions;
  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding
  • expressed disturbances of the heart rhythm;
  • up to 1 month for ingestion and up to 16 for administration by injection.

 Sumamed - to treat a cold is not recommended

Adverse reactions which may occur while taking Sumamed

Sumamed may cause the following side effects:

  • the part of the digestive system: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
 , Bloating, loss of appetite, inflammation of the gastric mucosa, fungal infection of the mucous membrane of the mouth (thrush), abnormal liver function;
  • the central nervous system: dizziness, headache, drowsiness, skin sensitivity, agitation or lethargy, fatigue;
  • on the part of the cardiovascular system: palpitation, chest pain Chest pain is one symptom - a lot of diseases  Chest pain is one symptom - a lot of diseases
  • With the genitourinary system: fungal infections of the mucous membranes (thrush);
  • Allergic reactions: skin rash, itching, conjunctivitis, angioedema, anaphylactic shock.

In case of overdose may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hearing loss. In such cases it is necessary to wash out the stomach by drinking about a liter of cold water and induce vomiting by pressing the finger on the root of the tongue. Then take 20 tablets of activated charcoal.

Galina Romanenko

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