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  1. 1. Eczema Herpeticum The following article will shed some light on eczema herpeticum, a serious skin condition. Continue reading and learn some important facts about eczema herpeticum, an emergency medical condition. You may have heard of cold sores or fever blisters. Yes, the same nasty blisters that pop up near your mouth. They will stay around for a few days and will subside on their own. This fever blister is generally caused by herpes simplex virus type 1. Another common skin condition is eczema. You may know what is eczema. The skin problem that is characterized by redness, itchy skin and skin rashes. The skin becomes irritated and blisters areformed in some cases. When both these skin diseases combine, they form eczemaherpeticum. This is a life threatening disease that needs immediate medical help. But,how do you recognize eczema herpeticum symptoms? Let us uncover some facts aboutthis dangerous skin condition in the following paragraphs.What is Eczema Herpeticum?Eczema herpeticum is a rare skin condition that arises due to a complication of somecommon skin disorder. It happens when herpes simplex virus attacks a pre-existing skincondition like eczema. It can affect people of all ages and is not gender specific. It wasfirst described by Kaposi in 1887 and therefore, also known as Kaposi varicelliformeruption (KVE). Other names include Kaposi-Juliusberg dermatitis and Pustulosisvarioliformis acute .Eczema Herpeticum CausesThe eczema herpeticum causes involves the presence of a pre-existing condition likeatopic dermatitis symptoms. When the epidermis of the skin is damaged due toseborrheic dermatitis, pemphigus, atopic dermatitis, etc. or due to skin injury due toburn, skin graft or sunburn, it causes eczema herpeticum virus to infect the skin. Herpessimplex virus 1 or 2 are the most common viruses to cause this skin condition. Othereczema herpeticum causes include coxsackie or vaccinia viruses. Eczema Herpeticum 1
  2. 2. Eczema Herpeticum Symptoms Most of the time, a patient is unaware that they are living with herpes simplex infection. The eczema herpeticum symptoms are seen in people with very weak immune systems. The organs that are generally affected by eczema herpeticum are eyes, lungs, brain, liver, etc. The entire body is filled with severe, painful inflammation. The first eczema herpeticum symptoms develops within 5 to 12 days ofexposure to the herpes virus. The initial eczema herpeticum symptoms includes smallblisters appearing in the form of clusters. They are filled with watery blisters that maybleed and get infected. The blisters are extremely painful and cause fever. There areswollen lymph nodes as the infection spreads.The skin that is damaged due to blisters develop secondary bacterial infection. Chillsand malaise are also part of eczema herpeticum symptoms. Within 7 to 10 days ofdeveloping eczema herpeticum, there are new patches if infection is formed around thebody. These patches are infected with streptococcus or staphylococcus. As the infectionspreads, the lesions are filled with pus and become crusty. They begin to bleed if nottreated as early as possible.Eczema Herpeticum ComplicationsIf one does not seek immediate eczema herpeticum treatment, it may lead to manysevere complications. As this infection can spread to the eyes, it will lead to scarringcausing blindness. If the eczema herpeticum leads to a systemic infection, it can lead todamage of internal organs. This damage may turn into a life threatening condition. Theinfection makes the skin vulnerable to Staphylococcus aureus infection. This makes thecondition of the patient extremely serious and the treatment becomes extremely difficult.Eczema Herpeticum TreatmentEarly diagnosis of eczema herpeticum is a bit tricky as the initial symptoms look like abad case of eczema. However, with certain diagnostic tests the doctor may concludethe condition as eczema herpeticum. This skin condition requires one to be admitted to Eczema Herpeticum 2
  3. 3. a hospital. The doctor may prescribe antiviral drugs like acyclovir and valacyclovir foreczema herpeticum treatment. In case of immunocompromised patients, foscarnet maybe advised. In case of secondary bacterial infections, antibiotics may also be advised.Is Eczema Herpeticum Contagious?Many people have a query is eczema herpeticum contagious? The answer is yes, it iscontagious. The answer lies with are cold sores contagious. As herpes simplex virus iscontagious, it is bound to become contagious in eczema herpecticum. Patients are keptin isolation wards and given antiviral drugs to control the infection. Thus, it is veryimportant to seek medical help as it is a really contagious infection. You can even readabout is eczema contagious for more information.If one is diagnosed with eczema herpeticum, do not scratch your itching skin as it willlead to secondary bacterial infections. The house should be vacuumed regularly toavoid dust and mites. Bathe with lukewarm water and do not stay in water for long.Avoid the use of chemicals, detergents, soaps, perfume on the skin. Take all themedications and precautions as advised by the doctor. This can turn into a seriouscomplication, if one does not take proper care. Hope you have been able to learn andunderstand more about eczema herpeticum, a serious skin condition from the aboveparagraphs.By Batul Nafisa Baxamusa====================================The 14 Days Eczema Cure can help you tobanish your eczema once and for all. It willguide you step by step and show youeverything you need to do to get clear skin andbe eczema free. These are simple changesthat anyone can make easily. You dont need tobe a doctor or health expert; you just need tohave a strong desire to be eczema free forgood.Inside The 14 Days To Cure Eczema Guide,you will discover: How To Completely get rid of eczema without using medication. How to stop the severe itching from eczema. How to eliminate dry and scaly skin once and for all. Eczema Herpeticum 3
  4. 4.  How to attack the root cause and not just the symptoms How to sleep at night without the discomfort of eczema How to stop using steroids and other drugs that harm your skin in the long run How to be 100% sure that you have eczema and not some other skin condition The various causes of eczema and how you can avoid and eliminate them How to get rid of the red, peeling and dry skin. How to rejuvenate your skin and slow down the aging process. How you can make your skin look younger, more toned and beautiful How to get your body to boost its natural ability to heal itself from all skin conditions How to maintain the results! And much, much more... DOWNLOAD YOUR 14 DAYS ECZEMA CURE EBOOK NOW Eczema Herpeticum 4

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