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Herpes Dermatitis

By Edited Aug 28, 2015 1 0

The knowledge about Herpes Dermatitis amongst the general public is not much. They might have heard of some form or the other of dermatitis, but not many know anything specifically about conditions related to Herpes Dermatitis. Those who are somewhat aware are mostly the people who had some exposure to at either as health workers or patients.

In fact, due to the more commonly known genital herpes, there is type of mindset and secrecy about Herpes Dermatitis due to which no one talks about it openly. Even those who suffer prefer to stay away from others until such time the symptoms of Herpes Dermatitis go away.

Normally people think of Herpes Dermatitis as something to do with genitals and lips, which is true in a way since generally Herpes simplex virus does affect mouth and the genitals but the fact remains that during the outbreak of Herpes Dermatitis any part of body may get affected.

The outbreak of Herpes Dermatitis generally starts with a painful sensation or a feeling of tenderness in the affected part. Some patients also develop fever. There may also be a sore in the form of a small blister or multiple blisters with a typical tingling and painful feeling. There is no treatment for Herpes Dermatitis as such and left on its own the symptoms of Herpes Dermatitis subside soon; it might take approximately two weeks time for complete healing to take place.

How is Herpes Dermatitis transmitted?


The main reason of outbreak of Herpes Dermatitis is direct skin contact. When children suck their thumb or fingers, the virus is transmitted from mouth to other parts, while amongst adults it is transferred when they touch genitals if they have genital herpes or have been exposed to those having Herpes Dermatitis. The risk of getting Herpes Dermatitis is more amongst health workers as they are exposed to their patients on regular basis.

Prevention of Herpes Dermatitis


The following preventive action can help controlling Herpes Dermatitis:

* Use of protective gloves during the outbreak of Herpes Dermatitis.
* Children should be encouraged not to suck on their thumb or fingers.
* By not touching the sores during outbreak of Herpes Dermatitis.

Cure for Herpes Dermatitis


There is no specific cure for Herpes Dermatitis. However, it is common the use pain killers to help reduce pain. Also applying local antibiotics over blisters helps healing faster. Local hygiene and prevention goes a long way in controlling outbreak of Herpes Dermatitis.

Many people also try number of home remedies to cure Herpes Dermatitis and prevent it from spreading. While some of them may appear to work for some but none of them have any proven results.

The best way to cure Herpes Dermatitis is not to panic and give it time to heal - it normally goes away within a period of two to three weeks on its own. It is important to keep proper health and hygiene conditions. In addition, while giving advice and support to others, one must keep all the preventive measures against Herpes Dermatitis in mind.

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