Chickenpox in adults - life threatening - Treatment

February 18, 2014

  • Chickenpox in adults - a threat to life
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 Chickenpox in adults Treatment

How to treat chickenpox in adults

Like any common infection, chicken pox in adults requires a prescription of bed rest, fluid intake and a diet that excludes foods that might increase the irritation of the skin and mucous membranes. Excluded are all sharp, hot, salty, smoked dishes, sweets, coarse food, coffee, strong tea, alcohol. If there is a rash on the mucous membranes, all food should be semi-liquid.

Than to treat chickenpox in adults? Treatment usually begins with the appointment of antiviral drugs, as in adults the infection often runs hard and gives complications. As antiviral drugs commonly prescribed for systemic effects of acyclovir Acyclovir - as it is safe?  Acyclovir - as it is safe?
 As well as more modern and effective medicines belonging to the same group - valacyclovir (Valtrex) and famciclovir (Famvir) in a dosage form for oral administration. If the disease is mild, antiviral treatment is not indicated.

Treatment of chickenpox in adults can also be performed using antiviral drugs for local and external action - a 5% acyclovir cream (viroleks, Zovirax). It is applied in the most affected areas and bordering them healthy portions 5 times per day throughout the period of eruption. Small bubbles do not require application of the cream - too large area of ​​skin it should not be applied.

Antibiotics chickenpox Chickenpox: painful, but not dangerous  Chickenpox: painful, but not dangerous
   adults prescribed in the case of secondary bacterial infection.

If there is only a single pustules on the skin, you can use antibiotics Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?  Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?
   For external use, for example, 5% suspension sintomitsina. If it is an abscess Abscess - why it is so dangerous ulcers?  Abscess - why it is so dangerous ulcers?
 , Abscess or bacterial complications of the internal organs, the systemic treatment prescribed broad-spectrum antibiotics.

The bubbles on the skin lubricated with an alcoholic solution of brilliant green and red or fukortsinom: it contributes to the rapid drying of bubbles forming crusts and inhibits the growth present on the skin bacterial infections. So to say that this treatment is useless, not worth it. Furthermore, zelenka can help identify the last rash and duration of infectious period (contagious patient throughout the period of rashes and 5 days after the last appearance of bubbles on the skin).

To reduce itching antihistamines can be used for systemic effects. Most in this situation fit suprastin - it will not only reduce the itching, but also calm, dull the sensitivity of the skin and cause slight drowsiness.

By bathing different specialists are treated differently. Some recommend a lukewarm bath with mild antiseptic solutions or just a shower. But practice shows that the water treatment contribute to, first, the spread of the bubble skin rashes, and secondly, the rapid disruption of the integrity of bubble rash and additional bacterial infection. Therefore, it is better to stick to the same old advice of doctors and not wet rash, deferring to swim until all the bubbles are not covered with thick crusts.


Prevention of chickenpox in adults

After he had chickenpox in adults and children is a strong immunity for life. Repeated chickenpox disease are extremely rare and are usually associated with a decrease in immunity.

But not all people suffer chickenpox as a child. In this regard, in adults, not recover from this infection in childhood, there is a risk of severe, sometimes life-threatening infections. This risk is especially high in people who have impaired immunity and are at risk of chickenpox disease. The risk group includes patients with cancer and any kind of immune deficiency (including AIDS patients and congenital immune disorders), as well as adults who are always in closed collectives (such as soldiers' barracks).

Chickenpox is a particular danger for pregnant women who do not recover from this infection in childhood. Like any other herpes infection, it can cause adverse effects on the fetus.

For the prevention of chickenpox adults at risk, as well as any adult at their request vaccinations. To carry out vaccination using a vaccine composed of live attenuated varicella zoster virus. In response to the vaccine in the body immediately begins to produce antibodies to the causative agent of chickenpox. At 6 weeks after vaccination the body usually completely protected from those infections.

Apply vaccinated against chickenpox and after contact with patients of the infection. But it will help prevent the development of chickenpox only if inoculation was done no later than 72 hours after infection.

Chickenpox in adults - it is always dangerous.

Galina Romanenko

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Treatment of herpes on the lips - not so simple - Tools

January 16, 2014

  • Treatment of herpes on the lips - not so simple
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 for external use in the treatment of Herpes on the lips

For external use in the treatment of herpes on the lips

A popular remedy for herpes The remedy for herpes - which is better?  The remedy for herpes - which is better?
   on the lips is Corvalol. Corvalol from herpes on the lips is used as a symptomatic treatment. The structure of this drug include the essential oil of peppermint Mint and its useful properties: aromatic freshness  Mint and its useful properties: aromatic freshness
   and alcohol, promotes healing herpetic vesicles, reduce itching and inflammation. Corvalol also has an antiseptic effect and reduces the risk of additional bacterial infection. In the treatment of cold sores on the lips Corvalol runs twice as fast.

Liquid Corvalol richly moistened cotton swab or gauze is applied to the affected area of ​​the skin on the lip and hold a few seconds. The procedure is done one - two times a day until complete recovery.

Another popular remedy is now a patch of cold sores on the lips, which is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. Masking antigerpichesky Compeed patch is imperceptible on a skin patch, which is manufactured using technology hydrocolloid-075, through which significantly reduced the healing time of herpes sores on the lips.

The patch may be applied to the affected area of ​​the skin at any stage of herpetic process. It protects the skin from further spread of the viral infection, a bacterial infection of accession, quickly relieves burning and itching, accelerates the healing of sores on the lip without forming a crust.

In addition, the plaster perfectly mask herpes on the lips, making him invisible. On top of the patch can be applied lipstick and concealer. The patch should not be used on mucous membranes.


Preparations from herpes on the lips systemic effects

How to cure cold sores on the lip if antiviral agents for external use do not help? In this case the system is assigned antiviral treatment. Such treatment may appoint a doctor. For systemic antiviral treatment using antiviral drugs such as acyclovir Acyclovir - as it is safe?  Acyclovir - as it is safe?
 , Valacyclovir and famciclovir.

Acyclovir - an antiviral drug of first generation. This is a cure for herpes on the lips, and is widely used today. Tablets from herpes on the lips Acyclovir is used to treat herpes infections often recur.

Acyclovir has a high selective effect on herpes viruses. Inside the virus-infected cells by the viral enzymes, a series of sequential reactions in the conversion of neutral acyclovir active substances, in particular acyclovir triphosphate. Last integrated into the viral DNA chain and blocks its synthesis by suppressing thus the multiplication of viruses. Acyclovir herpes on the lips is assigned individually selected dosage. Adults and children over three years of his prescribed 200 mg five times a day for five days. Injections of herpes on the lips (acyclovir by injection) in this form of herpes infection are rarely used.

Acyclovir is generally well tolerated, but may cause side effects such as abdominal pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
 , Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, transient liver function abnormalities, changes in the cellular composition of blood, headache, weakness, tremors, dizziness, fatigue, drowsiness, confusion, hallucinations, disturbances of skin sensitization, allergic reaction. Is contraindicated cure herpes on the lips of its components in case of intolerance, children up to 3 years and during breastfeeding.

Antiviral tablets against herpes on the lips of the latest generation of valacyclovir and famciclovir used for rapid suppression of herpes infection on the lips. Valacyclovir (Valtrex) has the same effect as acyclovir, but faster, longer and more efficiently. Herpes on the lips valaciclovir taking 2 g (four 500 mg tablets) twice with an interval of 12 hours. Usually, this is sufficient for the complete suppression of herpes simplex virus replication.

The most modern and effective against herpes on the lips - famciclovir (Famvir) - this is an antiviral drug, the effect of which is somewhat different from the mechanism of action of acyclovir. If ingestion famvir turns active penciclovir which is in virus-infected cells for more than 12 hours suppressing their reproduction. For the treatment of herpes on the lips famvir prescribe a single dose of 1, 5 g (3tabletki 500 mg).

How to cure cold sores on the lips? Treatment of patients with recurrent herpes - it's not an easy task. The main goal of treatment is to strengthen the body's defenses, which would keep the herpes simplex virus in a dormant state. The problem of treatment of relapses easier - is the suppression of viral replication of herpes simplex, which reduces inflammation.

People's treatment of herpes on the lips - is the suppression of viral replication of herpes pi aid infusions herbs (wormwood, lemon balm, St. John's wort, and others.) And the acceleration of the healing elements of an eruption. For healing often use infusions of plants (eg, tincture of St. John's wort).

Galina Romanenko

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