Eczema herpeticum virus

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Avatar m tn I came across in the internet about Kaposi varicelliform eruption or eczema herpeticum which affects people with eczema(I know I should not be relying on the internet but it was one of those things I just read unknowingly and made me all worried) . I dont have such a problem and I know it is rare but my father actually works as an allergist and might be exposed to patients with eczema herpeticum when they come to find out about the allergies which is causing their eczema.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn ll just say (again) that your symptoms and description of the rashes are not typical for herpes (but you already know that). However, there is a condition called eczema herpeticum, in which standard allergic eczema is complicated by a secondary infection with HSV1. Look at online photos of it. You may not need to see a dermatologist within 48 hours of onset to get an accurate diagnosis.
Avatar f tn Are eczema sufferers very likely to get eczema herpeticum if exposed to the herpes virus or is it still rare?
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn First off don't judge your 15 year old too harshly...HSV is a really common virus and most people don't get it from being promiscuous. Also, Herpes are NOT tested in STD check ups. Most people don't get a herpes test until they show symptoms (a minority among the HSV positive crowd). Transmission can occur when asymptomatic, but the rates are really very low. HSV can easily be passed on in skin to skin contact when there's a sore.
Avatar f tn She is so little still and comes into contact with so many other kids and people- I just want some cold hard facts on the possiblilites of her contracting eczema herpeticum. Her eczema is mainly on her face. Would it just take a kiss on the cheek to pass the herpes virus to her eczema? Or is it trasmitted to ones self by a cold sore to an eczema patch by touch? How common is this?
Avatar m tn few days ago I found out about disease called Eczema Herpeticum, which is a potentially deadly inflammatory disease which is caused by herpes virus HPV1 and infects inflamed skin such as Eczema, Seborrhoeic dermatitis, etc. It will create watery pastules/warts/nodules, which if untreated, will spread to whole face and then rest of the body and may cause death... I love her, and I cant imagine being without her... but I am afraid of this. How big risk is developing that disease?
Avatar f tn 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....
Avatar m tn I went to another local doctor who took one look and it was eczema herpeticum, (or possibly molluscum conatagiousomething) and when he said it was EH = eczema + herpes, I started freaking out.
Avatar n tn Hi, I'm following up here as you asked. First, could you clarify your advice that my boyfriend get tested for HSV1? He has never had symptoms, so they can't culture any discharge. Would a blood test be accurate enough, given his high probability of having the virus? Secondly, a local clinic told me that my HSV1 can't trigger an outbreak in someone else who carries the virus. Is that true? Does it matter whether the other person has ever had symptoms?
662556 tn?1255026174 auto-inoculation of eczema sometimes occurs, probably because of both broken skin that facilitates HSV infection and perhaps because eczema is associated with impaired localized immunity in the skin. This condition is called eczema herpeticum, and it generally is a much more severe condition than you seem to have. For those reasons, it is exceedingly unlikely that the majority of skin problems you have experienced are due to your HSV-1 infection.
Avatar m tn This is very important since she suffers from fairly bad eczema, which if HSV-1 can cause a secondary infection in a different location, even if she has already gotten HSV-1, it could cause issues. Finally, in a related note to my diagnosis with HSV-1, with modern testing what is the probability of error? Should I get a secondary test to confirm it, or is one enough? Also should I use a different testing group for the second test or is that immaterial?
Avatar n tn I asked me doctor if anything looked like eczema and he said no, but ran a platelets test to see. So I guess we can rule out eczema herpeticum. My questions are, can anything else be compromising my immune system that I can get checked? Cancer or something? The only abnormality was a low vitamin d level that I've been taking daily tablets to help that. How likely is a dessiminated infection likely to recur in these locations?
Avatar f tn I consulted dermatology and they popped on of the blisters and took a viral culture. He was seen by the second year resident who believes this could be eczema herpeticum. I briefly touched one of the patients lesions but did not get any liquid on me. I have no cuts on my fingers but I'm super worried that I may acquire a herpetic whitlow from this exposure. I washed my hands 4 times afterwards.
Avatar m tn i have the herpes virus in my eczema, i was wondering if you could tell me what is the best things to use other than my medication ?
Avatar n tn There are very rare cases of disseminated HSV infections that might cause multiple skin lesions, especially if there is simultaneous severe eczema (eczema herpeticum); or even without eczema. But this really isn't an STD problem and I know much less about it than your own doctors. (The problem might be acquired sexually, especially if it is HSV-2. But STD specialists don't provide care to such unusual or complicated cases.
Avatar f tn Thank you for your comments. I have been taking lysine but not consistently, so I will certainly keep up on that. Mostly I want to be sure this is herpes. 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.
Avatar n tn (Possible exception if she has the rare condition called eczema herpeticum, which happens when HSV infects preexisting widespread eczema. But this is something for a dermatologist to address.) Beyond that, I have no further comments. I won't help you speculate about impossible-to-answer speculations about where you got your whitlow. Sorry.
Avatar f tn I was working as sales officer here , our business are supplying manpower in different kind of companies, i am suffering from eczema in my hands because once i eat a fish my eczema will be active , most of the time i shake hands with my client with eczema. Borrow things from my friends, with cuts or small wounds if eczema but not actively bleeding. My question this a possible route of transmission of hepatitis virus?
Avatar f tn Iam a 22 yrs old young woman who has been diagnose with eczema since frm childhood. My problem is last year went to the clinic to consult because i have unbearable boils on my private parts, buttocks and under my armpits and some times they can appear on my chin. One of the staff nurse told me that I have herpes and is a sexual transmitted disease.
Avatar n tn Well, I have two small children. Ages 7 and 4. My 7 year old got molluscum approx 2 years ago. The doc said to wait it out it will go away on its own. Fast forward two years later and now he has more and more. So I took him to a Dermatoligst and he treated them with a beetle juice that caused them to blister and go away. They scabbed and and became red. Some went away and some became inflammed and infected. Since we started the treatment, for every one we blisterd two or three new ones appeared.
Avatar n tn I have no history of herpetic lesions, eczema, or allergies, and I have not made any recent changes in makeup, food, or toothpaste (except stress, possibly) that would explain any kind of trigger for this. Is there any advice you can give? Thanks!
Avatar f tn Your reading things out of context. There maybe a tiny bit of virus left weak and alive after said amount of time. That in no way poses a risk to your Mom. I don't care how bag her eczema is. The virus is absolutely not going to infect your lovely mother or your daughter other niece. You are reading things and peace meaning a scenario that will not happen. You need to let this go as you have surely built this up in your mind as something it can't be.