Herpes in children

Herpes in childrenWhat is herpes? Harmless sore on the lips or much more serious than it might seem at first glance.Herpes in children is one of the most common viral infections. The name "herpes" in Greek means "creeping" that very aptly describes the course of the disease. Because the virus "creeps" from cell to cell by integrating itself into the genetic apparatus. The family of herpes infections is quite extensive, the most common herpes simplex viruses (HSV) 1-St and 2-nd type, at least - the varicella-zoster virus or herpes Stays Zoster), Epstein-Barr (or virus infectious mononucleosis), cytomegalovirus (CMV).How a child can become infected? Methods virus a lot:1. with semen at the moment of conception,2. through the blood and the placenta during pregnancy (not always)3. during blood transfusion,4. through the secret cervix at birth,5. through the mother's milk,6. through saliva by kissing, sometimes when talking and sneezing,7. through the dishes,8. through sweat - when using someone else's towel,9. when you touch door handles in public places and handrails in public transport.But acquiring the virus does not mean that herpes in children will manifest. Only 10% infected, it clinically manifests itself, the rest are simply native speakers and can never do learn.Relapse occurs when a weakened immunity (cold, overheating or hypothermia, excessive UV exposure or vitamin deficiency) herpes viruses are activated, proliferate and processes of the affected nerve cells, overlook areas of epithelium, causing herpetic rash. Favorite place localization - region of the nasolabial triangle (especially the lips), less often - the mouth, throat, cheeks, ear lobe, lower back, and sexual organs. Unfortunately, herpes can be not only outside but inside, affecting internal organs: heart, liver, kidneys, intestines.How herpes is manifested: first, there is itching and burning and if you lubricate preparation containing acyclovir, further development can be prevented. If this do not succeed, then there is a little painful bubble, gradually increasing in size, then the liquid in the bubble becomes turbid, and it bursts, usually the place she goes, "inseminated" and grows new bubbles. So be careful not to enter the fluid in the eye! On the site of the bursting of a bubble is formed sore. At this point, the patient is highly contagious.Further, over the sores crust is formed, if the damage which can cause pain and bleeding. During this period, lubricate the crust emollient antiseptic cream. Don't forget to wash your hands with soap after this procedure the patient is still infectious. Healing occurs from the 7th to the 14th day.When you see the baby's skin bubbles should immediately contact the doctor to determine the type of herpes, as well as to give recommendations for treatment, should not be underestimated and especially to self-medicate.



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