Eczema herpeticum rash

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Acyclovir is sometimes used to treat eczema herpeticum, which is a skin infection caused by the herpes virus, to treat and prevent herpes infections of the skin. People who suffer from this disorder should avoid contact with triggering factors like soaps, cosmetics, jewelry, clothing, and detergents. Sometimes sweat, changes in temperature and psychological stress are known to trigger these episodes.
I have had such bad attacks that I've had to see the dermatologist a handful of times throughout the years, but I've learned to manage it pretty well, (cold showers, moisturizing, no saunas). About 2 months ago, I broke out with what I thought was an eczema rash on my crotch and lower torso, but it had some bumps on it. I had a single fat cold sore on my lip at the time, too. I went into a local dermatologist who gave me Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream.
As i read on the internet, people with atopic dermatitis can have eczema herpeticum and the thing that worries me is that my girlfriend has herpes frequently on her lips. I certainly don't want to stop kissing my gf,nor be caucious all the time about her having herpes and such. Is it probable that i progress to herpes eczeticum or is it rare? Is it lethal?
There is one possible exception to this, however -- a condition called eczema herpeticum. When someone has eczema -- which is an enitrely separate skin condition, usually caused by allergy -- HSV can take hold in the eczematous rash. I doubt this is happening in your husband's case, since he is taking Valtrex -- which would make such a complication very unlikely. However, eczema herpeticum can be quite serious.
After some extensive sleuthing online, I believe she has a viral infection called Eczema Herpeticum. It's caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1), cold sores, (genital herpes is HSV-2) coming into contact with an existing eczema. I have had a cold sore for a week and she has minor eczema on her arms and legs, which she has been treating with a topical steroid. In any case, I think it is a viral infection of some kind and that she should get a test/culture done to confirm or deny.
as i stated before i KNOW that its not common to end up getting herpetic eczema (also called eczema herpeticum) (which is what its called when you get it through atopic dermatitis or eczema lesions and NOT through direct oral or genital contact)... @ franklinandbash yes hsv CAN be gotten by someone touching an arm (or anywhere else that has a severe atopic dermatitis flair up or eczema flair up....
From the pictures I've looked at on the Internet, the sores most resemble eczema herpeticum and chicken pox. I'm frustrated that I can't get it under control. I'm 37 and work around others quite closely so I want to be responsible about how contagious I am and when I am the most contagious. Besides, it's painful and terribly itchy!
There is a condition called eczema herpeticum. When someone has both HSV and eczema, a common allergic-type skin rash, they can get extensive, widespread rashes in atypical locations, even in recurrent herpes. The same phenomenon can occur with other inflammatory skin rashes, and probably some people with genital area folliculitis will have positive cultures for HSV. It doesn't necessarily mean that the primary problem was herpes.
Once in a while there are indeed highly atypical findings, such as viral meningitis, or the serious skin rash called erythema multiforme, and eczema herpeticum, when herpes lesions are superimposed on an allergic skin rash; and sometimes fatal systemic infections, with death often due to liver failure. The problem with looking on the web for herpes symptoms is that most sites will just say "genital itching", without describing the sort of context I just gave, i.e.
You'd have to be shedding the virus actively, use a part of the towel on an area shedding and pretty much hand the towel to someone else to use and they'd have to manage to get the part of the towel with active virus on on a thin skinned body part and rub it in vigorously with the towel. No one has that sort of bad luck! The risk of eczema herpeticum is incredibly low in general. Most children who do develop it, give it to themselves from their own oral herpes infection.
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