May 7, 2010

Herpes Dermatitis: Remedies and Causes

Posted in Category : Common Ailments

You may have heard about some kind of dermatitis or the other, but most of us may not have heard of herpes dermatitis. Those who have heard of it are either from the medical profession or probably unfortunate enough to be suffering from the problem themselves. Most people find it embarrassing to talk about the problem and choose to keep quiet about it. If suffering from herpes dermatitis, they generally opt to stay away from both their friends and families till they get better and no one will even guess that they had a problem.

Herpes dermatitis occurs on areas other than the genitals, fingers, or lips. The main areas where you will find outbreaks include the face and neck region. The onset of herpes dermatitis usually begins with a tingling sensation that is painful as well. Soon you will find small sores and blisters in this area. It takes about two weeks for these sores to form crusts and heal. You will find that there are similarities between herpes dermatitis and herpes as far as the symptoms and healing time is concerned.

If suffering from herpes dermatitis you need to be aware of the fact that it is possible to transmit the infection to someone else through direct contact. This is also the case if you have herpes in the mouth and genital areas. This transmission through direct contact can be prevented by taking a few safety measures.

Make sure you do not touch any sores. If you are a health care provider, make sure you wear protective gloves when you come into contact with patients suffering from herpes dermatitis. As a patient, you should be responsible enough and keep other people’s interest in mind, as this is something most people would not like to get.

If you are looking for a cure for herpes dermatitis you are going to be disappointed as currently there is no cure available for the condition. However, there are a number of home remedies you can try to make sure that the sores don’t look terrible and also to ensure that the healing time speeds up. You may have to try different things before you find a solution that works for you. If nothing seems to work, the best option you have is to slow down and give it a little time. It’s just a matter of a few weeks and the sores will gradually dry up and you will feel and look better.