Signs of child deprivation, photo, symptoms and treatment


Lichen in humans - a collective designation of a group of skin diseases in children and adults, regardless of their cause, for which rash of scaly patches or papules are a characteristic feature. The reasons for depriving are varied. Often this is a fungal infection, contagious and highly contagious. Often transmitted from sick dogs and cats, at least - from a sick person.

Here we consider all the reasons for depriving a child and an adult, about the symptoms and treatment of hers at home by folk remedies, traditional medicine recipes and medications and medications.

There are many types of lichen: pink (red flat), encircling (bubble), scaly (multi-colored), asbestos. On a separate page you can read about ringworm - trichophytosis and microsporia.

Deprive pink: symptoms and treatment

A very common, presumably viral disease, which is more often observed at the age of 20-40 years. It develops acutely. Symmetrical pinkish-yellow or light-red spots, slightly elevated above the skin of oval or rounded shape, increasing to 1-2 cm in diameter, appear on the skin. In the center of the spot there is a gentle folding of the skin, thin, peeling-like peeling, and on the edge of the rim is pinkish-red, free from scales.

Usually affects the skin of the trunk and extremities. Face, hands and feet are not affected.

Sometimes, 7–10 days before the appearance of the rash, a “maternal plaque” appears - a large, 3x4 cm in size, rounded pink spot, the central part of which gradually acquires a yellowish tint and slightly peels off.

During abundant rash, weakness, malaise, low-grade fever may occur. Subjective sensations are absent. May be itchy skin.

Treatment. In the midst of the disease should not wash, especially with soap and washcloth.

Doctors inside prescribe antibiotics - oletetrin, amoxicillin, desensitizing drugs - diphenhydramine, suprastin, as well as calcium gluconate or calcium chloride.

Outwardly corticosteroid creams - sinalar, flucinar, lorinden, etc.

With regard to traditional methods of treatment, we can recommend the following:

  1. Attach to the lisch sheet of fresh cabbage, smeared with sour cream. When the sheet dries, replace it with another.
  2. Broth beets mixed with honey. Lubricate the affected skin.
  3. Ointment from calendula flowers. This ointment can be ready to buy at the pharmacy, and you can prepare yourself. To do this, take 10 g of dried, crushed, powdered calendula inflorescences and 50 g of vaseline. Mix everything thoroughly. To grease deprive 2 times a day - in the morning and in the evening.
  4. Milkweed juice - lubricate sore spots.

Defeat scaly, shingles: symptoms and treatment

Synonym - lichen colored - slightly contagious fungal skin disease, characterized by the appearance around the mouths of hair follicles yellowish-pink or brown spots, first small, then larger, merging among themselves and forming lesions with a scalloped edge. The surface of the spots is flaked off with barely visible, scaly, scaly, which are better revealed when scraping.

Preferential localization is the skin of the chest, back, shoulders, abdomen, less often the scalp, neck. The palms and soles are not affected. Subjective sensations are usually absent, a slight itch is possible.

Treatment: outwardly - 3-5% salicylic alcohol, 5-10% sulfur ointment, Wilkinson ointment, undecin, inside - neotigason.

Traditional medicine will offer you their own methods of treatment of this disease.

  1. Onion juice - lubricate foci 1 time per day.2. Treatment with paper fat.

To get paper fat, you need to take a sheet of plain white paper, roll it up with a funnel, put it on a plate with the pointed end up and light it. When the paper turns into ashes, and yellow fatty liquid remains on the plate, it should be taken with a knife until it has cooled and applied to the affected skin. Repeat the treatment several times until the lichen disappears.

Within two weeks, insist in a dark place 20 g of flowers of ordinary lilac in 200 ml of medical alcohol. The resulting infusion lubricate the affected areas.

Deprive asbestos: how to treat

A disease of the skin and hair of the head, characterized by a peculiar, limited desquamation, its causes are unknown. The hairy part of the head and hair are covered with an enormous amount of tightly-fitting dense whitish-gray scales, very reminiscent of asbestos fibers (stone flax). Most scales on the frontal and parietal parts of the head, less - on the back of the head. Hair glued scales, which are difficult to separate from the hair. Hair is dry, devoid of natural shine, but do not break off. Hair as if covered with a white cover. The disease may be accompanied by itching. More often, children and young people are ill.

Treatment is carried out with 3-5% salicylic-sulfur-tar ointment, or 2% sulfur-salicylic, or skin-cap ointment, inside they prescribe multivitamins, aevit, and B vitamins.6A b12.

From folk remedies, we can recommend the following recipes:

  1. lard - 100 g, bone marrow (beef or pork) - 50 g, salicylic acid and benzoic acid - 2 g each.

Melt all the ingredients in a water bath, stir well. The resulting ointment is applied to the hair and scalp, on top wear a plastic bag or a rubber cap. After 2 hours, wash your hair with soap. The procedure is repeated weekly.

  1. Prepare an emulsion of equal parts of castor oil and calendula tincture. Rub into the scalp 2-3 times a week.

Treatment of depriving folk remedies at home

Onion. Juice the freshly ground onions (strained through several layers of gauze) lubricate the affected skin 2-3 times a day.

Burdock. It is used for lubrication in the form of ready burdock oil. Apply 1–2 times a day for 10–12 days in a row.

Calendula. Tincture of marigold flowers (1: 5) on vodka. If skin irritation occurs, dilute with water (a teaspoon of alcohol infusion in a glass of water).

Hypericum perforatum. To lubricate the affected areas of the skin, extracts of St. John's wort are used (2 tablespoons per cup of boiling water, leave for 1 hour). You can use the butter, or the ointment from the powder of the plant (10 g of powder per 40 g of petroleum jelly or lard).

For the treatment of skin diseases (lichen, herpes, erysipelas) Avicenna recommended powder rue medicinal mixed with butter (1: 5). Lubricate twice a day.

Broth roots and seeds sorrel any. Mix the crushed greens of the plant with sour cream or cream and lubricate the affected skin (lichen, scabies, herpes, etc.).

In case of hair lichen (“goose skin”), warm baths should be done, rubbing the affected areas with a washcloth moistened with soap and soda solution or steamed bran, then rub butter oil.

When deprived it is recommended to drink plum gum mixed with honey.

Grass Chistets Be sure to apply both inside (infusions, decoctions), and externally for all skin diseases.

Baths with decoction black currant leaves well help children with most skin diseases.

Fresh Gauls (growths) on oak leaves or powder from them is used inside and outwardly for shingles and eczema.

When lichen obtained from dogs or cats, the following helps well:

  1. Lubricate the affected areas with purple ink 2 times a day.
  2. Powder celandine and milkweed (1: 1) mixed with petroleum jelly or lard in a ratio of 1: 5 and rub into the skin 2 times a day.
  3. Rub ordinary raisins into affected skin (or apply gruel from it).
  4. Deprive is cured if daily, 2 times a day for 10-12 days, rub oatmeal into affected areas.
  5. Lubricate versicolor juice euphorbia.
  6. The sore spot is first rubbed with garlic, then rubbed with a mixture of birch coal and juice of burdock root.
  7. Good result gives rubbing in the skin of the juice of cranberry ordinary.

One of the best remedies for lichen - Apple vinegar. Lubricate lichen 6 times a day, even at night 1-2 times during the week.

Outdoor use sea ​​buckthorn, peach, rosehip and hunting oils cures most skin diseases.

Deprive vesicle and shingles

Local treatment for these types of lichen is similar to treatment for herpes (Cycloferon, Valacyclovir, Acyclovir, Zovirax), lubrication of the affected area with alcohol or Corvalol, aloe juice, and turpentine.

General treatment: salicylates, analgesics, vitamins B1, B12, Interferon injections.

UHF physiotherapy, electrophoresis with novocaine and adrenaline help in treatment.

How to treat versicolor: folk recipes - general treatment

Recipes of traditional medicine, which are used for all types of lichen.

  1. Juice flowing from the vine - "grape tear" - is applied daily to the lesions. This recipe has been preserved since the time of Avicenna (I-II century AD.).
  2. Wipe the affected skin with buckwheat broth (for 1 cup of cereal - 2 cups of water).
  3. Impose on shreds cakes from raw yeast dough. After 2 hours, rinse with warm water. The course of treatment is 5 days.
  4. Bee sting treatment. The sting is carried out in the forearm.

1st day - 1 bite,
2nd day - 1 bite in each hand,
3rd day - 2 bites,
4th day - 3 bites,
Day 5 - 4 bites,
Day 6 - 5 bites each.

After a week break, repeat the course.

  1. Take an equal amount of pure tar and butter, mix thoroughly. To do on area depriving a bandage with this ointment for the night.
  2. Mix 150 g of pure tar with 2 egg yolks and 100 g of fresh cream or 1 yolk and 50 g of cream. Rub in the affected places twice a day. This recipe helps even with persistent lichen.
  3. Infusion and decoction of burdock felt (burdock) - used in the form of lotions or compresses.
  4. Herbal treatment of flax flax:

a) boil 20 g of grass in 0.5 liters of milk. Apply the slurry in the form of compresses,
b) 1.5 tsp. Lnjanki herbs insist in 1 cup of boiling water for 20 minutes. Strain. Take 1 tbsp. l 3 times a day after meals, the same infusion can be applied externally.

  1. Treatment roots mylynanki drug.

a) 1 tsp. roots and roots insist in 1 glass of cold boiled water for 4-8 hours in a closed vessel. Strain. Take 1/4 cup 4 times a day.
b) 3 tbsp. l root and rhizomes of mylnyanki pour 250 ml of hot water, leave for a few hours. Strain. Use for lotions and compresses.

  1. Lubricate sore spots juice euphorbia.
  2. Treatment of smoke from the pit of resinous pine. A torch to light, extinguish, sending smoke to the lichen. Repeat 3 times a day for 10 days.

What is deprive

The term “lichen” in a child is a collective term meaning fungal and viral disease. The classification includes several types of pathology, differing in their course, causes and manifestations arising from the outside. Deprive on the skin of a child is more common at the age of 14 years.

When the first unusual lesions appear, parents should contact a dermatologist, infectious disease specialist or pediatrician as soon as possible. This is due to the high degree of infectiousness of the disease. For this reason, sick children pose a great threat to people with whom they are in contact.

Viral and fungal versicolor requires timely start of treatment. Launched forms are difficult to treat, and it takes a lot of time. Deprive’s skin, depending on the variety, may resolve on its own. Some variants of the disease return with the same manifestations, while others become chronic.

The incidence rate increases significantly in the summer and autumn. During this period, specific signs appear and the treatment of depriving should be complex in order to eliminate manifestations in a short time.

The most favorable period for the development of the disease, according to Dr. Komarovsky, is a warm time when optimal conditions are created for the reproduction and spread of infection. Heat, moisture in the environment, increased perspiration contribute to increased permeability of the skin. This facilitates the breakthrough of the infection through the protective barrier. Symptoms of lichen in newborns and older children appear when the body’s defenses against pathogenic microorganisms are insufficient.

Of the total number of skin diseases, this disease is among the 10 most common. There are the following types of depriving a person:

  • ringworm
  • pink,
  • shingles
  • red,
  • scaly.

Important! Each of these forms has its own causes, specific signs and treatment.

For correct diagnosis and prescription of treatment, you need to distinguish white lichen in the photo, pink from other skin diseases.


The disease, depending on the type of microorganism, is called differently microsporia, which is associated with the pathogen. It is a microsporum fungus that can affect hair, nails, skin and eyelashes. Microorganisms are dermatophytes due to the favorite habitat localization - the skin. Ringworm in children is more common than in adults. This is due to frequent contact with animals. Another type of lichen in humans is trichophytosis. It is caused by fungi of the genus Trichophytos.

Their body is most susceptible to infection due to the structural features of the skin, which is very thin at an early age and does not have a good protective coating. Due to insufficient development of the barrier, pathogenic microorganisms quickly penetrate the tissues and multiply in favorable conditions.

Causes of development

Fungi that cause baby lichen spread from animals. Depending on the source that infects the child, there are several forms of the disease - anthroponotic and zoonotic. In the first case, people are considered the primary cause of lichen hair, and in the second - animals.

The most likely way is homeless cats and dogs. It is transmitted lichen from sick people. Infection occurs when communicating with him or contact with common devices. Most often, intermediaries in the spread of the infection are towels, washcloths, bedding, dishes.

For the appearance of symptoms of ringworm, special conditions should be created to facilitate penetration. Further development is possible only if one or several factors are present:

  • hypovitaminosis,
  • chronic foci of infection
  • acute diseases
  • weakened immunity
  • damaged skin.

It manifests itself in several forms - superficial, chronic and infiltrative-suppurative. Each of these has its own incubation period and the specifics of the course. If an infiltrative-suppressive type of lesion develops, then it will take you only 2 months to remove the lichen.

The incubation period for the surface form is about 1 week. With infiltrative-suppurative microsporia, the process is delayed for 1-2 months. In the case of chronic disease, the dog and cat's deprive constantly manifests itself with insufficient treatment of the superficial form.

After the end of the incubation period, there are specific symptoms that allow you to understand the diagnosis:

  1. The spots on the skin are similar to lichen. Facilitate the diagnosis of white scales, which are located on the surface of these formations. The size of the spots is large or small.
  2. Deprive on the head of a child looks like foci with a lack of hair. They do not fall out, but break off, which creates the impression of hemp in this place.
  3. Nails begin to exfoliate, become dull and gray. Their defeat is rare.
  4. Some spots are prone to draining. Such areas are very itchy.
  5. Inflammation is not characteristic unless a secondary infection is attached.

Lichen blemishes on the body look like blemishes that peel off and have a pink tint. The formation is considered bubbly, which is associated with the formation of a small vesicle in the center. Then it bursts, and this place is covered with a crust. To determine whether it is possible to spot it on the spot, surrounded by a roller, having a bright red color and with elevation above the skin.

Not rarely on the back, face, limbs, on the neck, additional formations of smaller diameter appear. This feature is called the “ring in the ring”. To have a complete picture of the disease, you need to know how the person has a photo on the photo.

When the microspores penetrate the layers of the skin of the scalp, hairs of various sizes are formed, but with clear edges. If this is cat's versicolor or is transmitted from a dog, then the areas will look large - up to 10 cm in diameter. When the fungi get after contact with a sick person, the lesions look much smaller in size. In the photo depriving a child when viewed from the inspection clearly visible hairline and small hemp with dull broken hair.

Pink lichen

The disease is also the second name - deprive him of Gibert. It belongs to the group of viral infections, in which hypothermia or allergy is considered the main factor for development. Most common in children under 12 years.

Начальная стадия предполагает наличие на кожных покровах живота и конечностей красных пятен. Their shape is most often oval. The first elements are called maternal plaques. In rare cases, parents notice a deterioration in general well-being before the appearance of rashes. After 1-2 days, the red areas begin to peel off. Then a few more days appear versicolor on the body, face, chest. New areas affected by the fungus look smaller.

Most often, the elements appear in the skin folds, which is considered the most common localization. As the scales form, the center of the spots becomes yellow, and the edging acquires a red tint. Due to this type of elements are called medallions.

In some cases, instead of red spots on the neck or other part of the body bubbles form. Full recovery occurs in 2 months. The disease is transmitted by contact from cat to man or spreads between people. For this reason, it requires isolation of patients for the entire period of the disease.


The disease is caused by the herpes virus. To him inclined children aged after 12 years. Symptoms of shingles appear; only those who have had chickenpox have appeared. The virus type 3 from this point on life is in the body. The appearance of the disease contributes to a number of predisposing factors:

  • often ill children
  • newborns,
  • with oncology,
  • in the presence of chronic diseases

As soon as the immune defense becomes insufficient, the herpes virus, which is in a dormant state, begins to actively manifest itself.

Recognize herpes zoster in children can not immediately. Often there are elements on the leg, body. The following signs are characteristic:

  1. Increased body temperature.
  2. Chills.
  3. Swollen lymph nodes.
  4. Burning, showing, or itching in areas where rashes appear.
  5. Decreased appetite.

At the beginning of its development may appear the first signs in the form of SARS. Lichen versicolor after 1-2 days of nonspecific symptoms begins to actively manifest itself. In the course of the nerves (intercostal spaces become a frequent site of localization of lesions) pink blisters appear. Gradually, they merge. In a week, the elements dry up and the surface becomes covered with crusts.

Knowing everything about lichen, parents should exclude the possibility of combing the elements on the skin of the child. At an older age, he needs to explain this. The presence of an open wound in the infant when combing will result in a secondary infection. Against the background of reduced immunity, it will begin to actively proliferate, which will end with the addition of concomitant pathology.

Red lichen

The form presented is not common in childhood. Its etiology is diverse and in some cases, it is not possible to determine the source. Causes and treatment are closely related. Medicines are prescribed after determining the factor that provoked the development of the disease. The etiology of lichen planus consists of the following options:

  • genetic predisposition
  • drug intoxication,
  • autoimmune factors
  • allergic lichen,
  • neurogenic form
  • viral infection.

There are several forms with the flow - acute, subacute and chronic.

The onset of the disease in each child proceeds differently. Flat pink lichen appears after 7-10 days against the background of general malaise, weakness and loss of appetite in the form of a rash. For other patients, this form of disease development is not typical and specific elements appear without disturbing their well-being.

Allocate the most favorite places for erythema lichen eruption:

  • underbelly,
  • on the fingers,
  • in the lumbar region,
  • on the pope
  • elbow bends,
  • on the feet,
  • axillary fossa.

Deprivation on the head often does not appear, which becomes one of the main distinguishing features. The rash is a papule that does not have an inside cavity. They have in the center of their elements umbilicate impression and polygonal shape.

Pityriasis versicolor

Color lichen is a disease that does not have an infectious nature. The main reason is considered microorganisms, which are represented in the body by conditionally pathogenic flora. The versicolor versicolor is characterized by spots that have brown and yellow hues. Only the stratum corneum is affected.

Important! The disease does not belong to infectious forms in contrast to the above.

For children, treatment and prevention of relapse is important. Complications after illness does not occur. Many parents begin therapy for their children for aesthetic reasons. The cause is noticeable blemishes on the skin that spoil its appearance. Therefore, to treat at home patients with this form is not prohibited.

The following factors create favorable conditions for the reproduction of microorganisms:

  1. Intense physical exertion.
  2. Increased sweating.
  3. High ambient temperature.
  4. Wearing warm clothes.
  5. Taking antipyretic pills.

Rash most often appear on the stomach, back, torso. Rarely, children are found with localized scaly peeling on the face in the cheek area, under the eyes, on the scalp. In addition to the appearance of scales may not worry a strong itch.

Before starting treatment for a child, a pathogen is identified in the child against which the therapy will be directed. For this analysis is performed. Perform in the laboratory scraping on the ringworm from the skin area affected by the elements. After confirmation of the diagnosis, monolay drugs are prescribed depending on the type of the disease.

Cutting Form Treatment

Children's dermatologist prescribed drugs for local treatment of the affected areas and oral administration. Parents should know what to treat versicolor and follow all recommendations to prevent recurrence of the disease. It includes:

  1. Preparations for local application.
  2. Forms for oral administration.
  3. Auxiliary therapy.
  4. Means of traditional medicine.

The deprive ointment for children is applied only after 2 years of the child's life. Effectively used "Mikoseptin", "Clotrimazole", "Ketoconazole." It is recommended to smear the affected skin with salicylic ointment, sulfur tar and sulfur ointment for depriving. In a pharmacy with a prescription for some children, special medicines are made - Vidal milk and Lassar paste. Treat spots with iodine and salicylic acid.

Knowing how it looks versicolor in children with timely treatment is often enough local therapy. When running forms in the scheme include system tools. To do this, use pills for depriving. Effective is "Griseofulvin." The dosage is prescribed depending on the age and severity of the course.

In case of mild course, it is important to be able to distinguish deprive of it from dermatitis. To understand the diagnosis of the child, additional research is being conducted to determine the exact cause of the rash.

Pink lichen treatment

It is necessary to begin to treat pink deprive with drugs of the following groups:

  1. Antihistamines ("Suprastin").
  2. Antibiotics ("Erythromycin").
  3. Systemic interferons ("Ridostin").
  4. Systemic glucocorticoids ("Prednisolone").

Pink lichen ointment is applied only after a doctor's prescription. When the first rash appears, it is not recommended to start treating the child yourself. Appointed zinc ointment for the treatment of stains and ointment Vishnevsky and water-zinc talker. Antihistamines are required. In the amount of 3-5 injections, calcium gluconate is used.

The duration of therapy depends on the severity. The effectiveness of depriving remedies is judged by the positive dynamics of the state and the reverse development of lesions. Physiotherapy is applied. PUVA therapy is aimed at slowing the proliferation of cells in the spots. Deprive a baby is treated in this way for no more than 10 sessions.

If a child has a moist face, then topical corticosteroids are included. Such patients are required to establish an individual dose of antihistamine drugs. This is due to a possible allergic reaction to hormones. Lichen can be treated with retinol-based drugs that eliminate the sensation of itching.

Shingles treatment

Antifungal ointment in this case will not be effective. A means to fight viruses is "Acyclovir". The course of treatment of shingles is 10 days. With the appearance of pain, Ibuprofen is applied. If it is not possible to cure the lichen and a secondary infection joins, then antibiotics are necessary. Locally used Levomekol ointment.

Antiseptics are used as needed during the treatment of shingles. An effective ointment with the anti-inflammatory action "Sanaflan" will help to cope with itching. It is important to remember that washing with shingles is not recommended, but depending on the severity of the condition, the doctor may recommend hygienic procedures.

Treatment of the color variant of the disease

Deprive on your arm, leg, face, or torso is treated comprehensively. In open areas, spots appear that become visible to others. The affected areas are treated with antiseptics. Antifungal depriving ointment on the skin is applied. Clotrimazole is considered the most effective. Antifungal action has a hole ointment, which will help get rid of depriving. Salicylic ointment is used as an agent with anti-inflammatory effect.

Fungal treatment

For treatment prescribed mainly for depriving her from the group of antifungal. It is desirable to simultaneously conduct local and systemic therapy. This approach will reduce the frequency of relapse. On the recommendation of the doctor allowed the use of folk remedies for depriving children.

The child’s immune system is not sufficiently formed. For this reason, prevention is important to protect the children's body from fungi and viruses. The main danger is the development of complications or the accession of a secondary infection. Timely recourse and treatment will allow the child to quickly begin to fight the disease.

Deprive and its features

Among the skin diseases that occur in children, the most common is lichen - dermatosis of fungal or viral origin. Pink spots on the skin or rashes can also occur with allergies and some infectious childhood diseases (for example, measles). However, skin manifestations in these cases, as a rule, disappear after the children recover. Deprive is an independent disease with characteristic signs.

If parents see that the spots do not change their appearance for 2 days, itching and hair loss in the affected area are observed, it is urgent to consult a dermatologist. The danger is that lichen spots can spread throughout the body. The child is contagious to others, he should not attend kindergarten or school. The more severe the disease, the more serious the treatment will be. The disease can become chronic. Deprive get infected at any age.

Children at the age of 5 years who have the most tender skin and are more often damaged are at the risk of contracting the infection. The hygiene of the hands of a small child is more difficult to keep track of.

For this disease is characterized by the appearance of pink oval spots with clear boundaries, of different sizes. To distinguish lichen from dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, it is necessary to conduct a laboratory study of cells taken from its surface.

Types of lichen and causes of illness of children

Depending on the type of pathogen and the nature of the manifestations, the following types of depriving children are distinguished:

  • ringworm
  • pink versicolor
  • varicolored (scaly),
  • shingles,
  • flat red lichen.

The causes and symptoms for each of these types of diseases have characteristic features. But common provoking factors for the onset of lichen in children can be reduced body resistance to infection, injury or other skin diseases, its softening during prolonged contact with water.

Infection among children is spread by contact, so you can get infected in any public place, child care facility, hairdresser, children's clinic. Depriving a baby can get sick after playing with street animals. It is characteristic that lifelong immunity after a disease of the deprived of any type is not developed, and in contact with a patient it is possible to get sick again.

Colored (scaly) versicolor

Usually occurs in older children. The reason may be hormonal failure in adolescents who have entered the phase of sexual development, the reaction to a certain type of cosmetics. Sometimes occurs in adolescents with oily skin and large pores. The infection is caused by yeast. Especially quickly they multiply in conditions of high humidity and heat.

Uneven patches with this disease have a greenish, pink, brown tint. In winter, it is darker, in summer - lighter. In this case, the zoster in a child arises due to a violation of the microflora of the skin when cosmetics are abused.

Flat red lichen

This form of the disease is usually found in diabetes mellitus, diseases of the digestive system, leading to metabolic disorders. Sometimes it appears with allergies, after infectious viral diseases, and nervous stress. In children, rarely occurs.

Usually develops on the abdomen, back (in the form of bluish-red tubercles), as well as in the mucous membranes of the mouth and genitals (there are pale pink plaques). In the locations of the nodes there is a strong itching, inflammation.

Red lichen planus

This type of lichen is very rarely seen among children. Currently, doctors still do not agree on a method of infection with red lichen.

However, there are several major versions:

  • viral origin
  • allergic origin
  • neuralgia

Lichen planus most often appears in the abdomen, on the arms, in the area of ​​the bends of the limbs, and in the armpits and in the groin area. Very rarely, this disease can be found on the oral mucosa. Deprive on the body appears in the form of red spots, inside which there is a liquid.

Spots can also peel off and be accompanied severe itching. As a result, children become irritable and capricious. Over time, the spots may turn pale, and the itching becomes much weaker. After the rash subsides, it leaves pigmented spots on the body. If the lichen is formed on the nails, then this leads to the destruction of the nail plate.

Symptoms of depriving children

Symptoms of depriving a child are directly dependent on its very appearance, however, they all have some signs that are similar to each other.

The main symptoms of lichen occurrence in children:

  • pruritus
  • skin peeling in the area of ​​depriving
  • the formation of spots on the skin of various shades and sizes
  • violation of skin pigmentation
  • hair loss

In order to more accurately determine the type of lichen, It is mandatory to seek the help of a dermatologist. After all, only with the help of special diagnostics and examination of the skin under the microscope, one can say what kind of shingles it is.

Herpes is a viral disease with characteristic rash of blisters on the surface of the skin. To eliminate this problem, people use hormonal ointments, antibiotics, or even pick a sore, which is absolutely impossible to do!

If you suffer from herpes on the lips and are already tired of itching, burning and crusts, then this is an innovative tool for you! I can recommend this stick as an effective solution to protect your body, as well as for treatment!

How does deprive children?

Most often, versicolor appears in those children who spend a lot of time in a team. These can be schools, kindergartens or camps. Infection of the child occurs through contact with people who are already infected with this disease. Also, zoster can be transmitted in the process of contact with pets.

The main factors that have to deprive the infection:

  • weakened immune system (function of protection from exposure to pathogenic bacteria is violated)
  • genetic susceptibility to skin diseases
  • increased sweating (perspiration is a favorable environment for the formation and reproduction of fungi, the field of which they can easily penetrate human skin)
  • Constant wearing of synthetic clothing and underwear (synthetic does not let moisture through)
  • scratches and wounds that facilitate the penetration of various infections
  • diseases of the endocrine system of the body (diabetes mellitus is an ideal disease for the reproduction of fungi)
  • autumn and summer, which is the most favorable time for the reproduction of harmful bacteria and microorganisms

Micellar cream is definitely an effective remedy to combat all types of fungal infections on the skin and nails.

It not only eliminates pathogenic dermatophytes, pathogens of epidermicoses and trichomycosis, but also restores the protective functions of the skin. Effectively eliminates itching, peeling and irritation from the first application.

Signs of depriving children

It is also worth highlighting some of the signs that indicate depriving children of children:

  • лишайные образования и сыпь чаще всего располагается на груди, в брюшной области, на плечах, на ногах, на спине, на бедрах и в редких случаях – на голове
  • ухудшается общее состояние организма ребенка: повышается температура, появляется рвота и диарея, возникают головная и суставная боль, ощущается общая слабость
  • образование на кожном покрове пятен, которые со временем покрываются чешуйками и шелушатся.

How does deprive in children?

The most important feature of depriving a child is presence of pink or red spots on the body. These spots may differ in their shades and types, depending on the type of skin disease. At first, the spots may be small in size, but over time, their enlargement is possible. If the lichen is caused by viruses, then the rash can be petty and the skin inflamed.

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Can't handle the fungus?

Nail fungus, like all other fungal diseases, is contagious. The disease can occur even in those who lead a healthy lifestyle.

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How to treat versicolor in children?

In the treatment of lichen, it is necessary to follow several important rules:

  • First of all, it is necessary to limit the communication of the child with healthy children.
  • During illness, baby's bedding should be changed as often as possible. This also applies to clothes and underwear of the child. Things and linen should be washed separately from other family members. In addition, clothing should be carefully steamed and ironed.
  • All toys and other personal items of the child must be disinfected several times a day.
  • Every day in the room of the kid it is necessary to carry out wet cleaning. Disinfectants must also be added to the water during cleaning.
  • During illness, the child is best to wear clothes and underwear made of cotton.
  • If the child is small, it is necessary to constantly monitor the movement of his hands to avoid scratching spots. This will help avoid spreading the rash to non-infected areas of the body.
  • Bathing should be discarded.
  • The body of the child during the illness can be wiped with a damp sponge.
  • In addition to all this, it is necessary to resort to hypoallergenic life and nutrition.

Ointment against depriving

Modern pharmacology can offer a lot of drugs that can cure various types of depriving children. However, it is worth paying attention to the fact that some types of this skin disease do not require treatment with ointments and pills, as they pass on their own.

Main ointments of a wide range:

  • sulfur-tar
  • Oletetrin
  • sulfur-salicylic

It is also worth considering several types of other ointments, which are very popular and have good reviews regarding the treatment of depriving.

So, effective ointment against depriving:

  • Lamisil. This tool is very effective in dealing with ringworm. It is worth paying attention to the fact that before applying the ointment, it is mandatory to consult with a specialist, as Lamisil has a number of contraindications. Also, this ointment is prohibited to be used for the treatment of lichen in children under 2 years of age.
  • Sulfuric ointment is a very popular remedy for depriving. Very often sulfuric ointment is used in combination with salicylic alcohol, which is first treated skin, and then applied ointment. In addition, the treatment of depriving sulfur ointment is best mixed with antibiotics. Sulfuric ointment is applied directly to the affected areas of the skin. By the way, before applying the ointment, salicylic alcohol can be replaced with ordinary antibacterial soap. Sulfuric ointment should be applied once a day and not washed off with water during the day. Most often, sulfur ointment is used to treat lichen planus.
  • Sinaflane, like sulfur ointment, is used to treat lichen planus. Also, with the help of this ointment can be treated and pink lichen. This tool is intended for children from two years. For the application of Sinaflan against depriving is characterized by treatment courses of one week. However, before treatment for depriving with this ointment, it is worth consulting with a dermatologist, since it has some contraindications.
  • Oxolinic ointment Perfect for any kind of lichen that has been described above. However, currently this ointment has become less and less used for the treatment of lichen. It is worth paying attention to the fact that oxolinic ointment is strictly prohibited to apply to the mucous zones. Otherwise, it may cause irritation.
  • Exoderil is a very common means of dealing with lichen. Dermatologists advise to use this ointment to fight against ringworm. The composition of Exoderil contains naftifine, which helps to cope with inflammation and fights against a parasitic fungus.

Systemic drugs

It is also worth considering a few systemic drugs that are designed to combat lichen in children:

  • Antiviral drugs. These medicines must be prescribed by a specialist. The most popular of them are: Acyclovir, Kagocel, Viferon and others. These drugs are able to suppress the vital activity of the virus, as well as enhance the body's immune system. Usually, antibiotic treatment is about one week. The dose for the child should be assigned strictly individually.
  • Interferons. Interferons are proteins that are able to stimulate the immune system of the human body. This action also helps to stop the reproduction of the virus. These drugs also help produce their own interferons: Anaferon and Ribomunyl.


In addition to therapeutic actions during skin diseases, parents also need to properly care for their baby. First of all it concerns clothes and linen which the child wears. As mentioned earlier, it is necessary to avoid synthetics. In the period of the disease it is necessary to abandon the bath procedures. It is important to ensure that the child does not comb lichen formations on the body.

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In order to avoid possible skin disease, it is necessary to carry out some preventive actions:

  • Maintaining the immunity of the baby.
  • A child from an early age should be taught personal hygiene and self-care skills.
  • It is necessary to avoid contact of the child with stray animals.
  • Pets should be regularly taken to the vet.
  • Things for the child is best to buy from natural fabrics.
  • Compliance with the rules of healthy lifestyles.
  • Gradual training to tempering the body.


A skin disease such as “lichen” combines several varieties that have their own specific characteristics and development. You should not try to determine the type of depriving yourself, and also to resort to self-treatment. Lichen formation on the skin is a reason to consult a specialist or pediatrician.

What causes it: causes and risk factors

The disease was first described by a French dermatologist Camille Gibert. The real reason for the development of pathology is not identified., but dermatologists suggest that the culprit is a subtype of the herpes virus.

Factors giving the green light to the disease:

  • vaccination,

problems in the digestive tract,

metabolic disorders

overcooling or overheating,

weakening of the immune forces of the body,

postponed colds,

propensity for allergies,

skin injury (scratches, scratches, cuts),

  • uncontrolled intake of antibiotics or vitamins.
  • Luckily, babies of infancy suffer from rosy lichen rarely. They can provoke a disease hypothermia, improper feeding in large quantities with an unfamiliar product, synthetic fabrics (diapers, sheets, clothes).

    Is pink versicolor contagious in children? If a child is sick in the family, parents should be especially careful. Though officially this disease is considered non-contagious, sometimes the whole family gets sick.

    It is proved that the disease is transmitted through the toys of a sick child, common household items (washcloths, combs, towels, linen). But it is impossible to get a virus from pets.

    Pink ziber ziber: pathogen, incubation period, transmission routes, complications:

    What it looks like in the photo, how it develops: stages of the disease

    As soon as the microorganism-pest is in the body, a violent allergic reaction develops. The immune system reacts to the appearance of an alien skin rashes.

    The disease goes through the following stages.:

    • the surface layer of the epidermis becomes thinner, the blood vessels begin to shine, creating the effect of a pink spot. This area is called "maternal plaque",

    after 2-3 days, peculiar cushions of a dark shade, limiting the lesion, appear on the edges of the affected area,

    the epithelium in this zone is exfoliated, leaving behind a pale spot. The skin becomes lethargic, feels similar to tissue tissue paper,

    after 5-6 days, the maternal plaque acquires a solid, habitual shade,

  • then other (daughter) spots begin to appear in different parts of the body. They are smaller in size than the mother, but the cycle of their formation and change is the same.
  • Spots after 4-8 weeks pass by themselves, leaving no complications and consequences.

    But the disease is able to return, especially with a weakened body and the presence of chronic diseases. In this case, the disease torments a person for up to six months, then calming down, then amplifying.

    Pink lichen does not incur any physical inconvenience - no swelling, itching and burning minor. The psycho-emotional state suffers due to the appearance of the skin.

    Photos of pink lichen in children on the body:

    We diagnose ourselves

    To understand that the child has got rosy lichen, enough attention from the mother and regular inspection of the baby’s body. Sometimes the disease is preceded by the following signs:

    • sleep disturbance,

    sore joints

    mild malaise baby

    slight increase in temperature

  • enlarged lymph nodes
  • Such symptoms are not always observed! But even if they arise, manifestations are very similar to the common cold. And maternal plaques (especially in small children) are sometimes difficult to see.

    The size of the original spot in children is 2-3 cmmore often such an oval-shaped region. If you do not recognize the disease in the initial stages, after 10-14 days the little body of the baby is almost completely covered by daughter foci (they are smaller, about 1-1.5 cm).

    At this stage, the disease manifests itself much brighter. Small children have a scattering of pink spots on the body causes itching and discomfort. The child is restless, often crying.

    The anxiety of the small is intensified when the affected areas begin to dry and become covered with crusts.

    More often spots are observed on the stomach inguinal zones shoulders and limbs. The face remains clean, but the affected area can capture the neck and scalp.

    The incubation period of pink lichen giber in children ranges from 2 days to 3-3.5 weeks.

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    Differential diagnostics

    Deprive is the generic name for certain types of skin diseases.which are characterized by changes in the cover of the epidermis. Pink versicolor on manifestations is similar to other types of pathologies of this group.

    Red lichen. Mostly affects women 30-60 years old, children rarely get sick. In this disease, the spots on the skin are bright red with a bluish tinge. A rash (unlike lichen pink) can merge, forming large itchy patches.

    Ringworm (or microsporia). A fungal infection that affects the hairline and body. The plaques are larger, they peel profusely, becoming covered with pustules and crusts.

    Shingles. The disease is caused by the varicella zoster virus. The rash is accompanied by pain and severe itching (which is not with pink lichen).

    The appearance of the rash is different. When shingles rash weeping, they are formed on the skin in the form of bubbles.

    Pityriasis versicolor. With this disease, the rash has a brownish-yellow hue. In the climatic conditions of our country, whether or not this disease occurs infrequently - this disease is common in hot and humid areas.

    Lime scab (psoriasis). The main difference between psoriasis and pink lichen is a type of rash. With psoriasis, the rash is dry, red in color, with no clear contours.

    Spots merge with each other, forming extensive areas of skin lesions covered with itchy light scales.

    To confirm or refute their guesses, at the slightest suspicion of pink lichen, you should immediately consult a doctor.

    Go to the doctor

    Do I need to run through hospitals if pink versicolor after some time passes by itself?

    Do not take risks, but go to a dermatologist's appointment - this doctor treats skin problems.

    The first thing the doctor will do is carefully examine the spots with a special lamp and take scraping from the affected area.

    In some cases, to confirm the diagnosis, the doctor may give referral for blood testing.

    Stages of development of diseases, the degree of contagion

    Common to all these diseases is that they develop in stages. Initially, there is redness of the skin in places affected by microbes. Then there is itching, peeling of the skin.

    Spots take the form characteristic of each disease, spread through the body. In the absence of timely treatment, the temperature rises, the lymph nodes increase.

    The most infectious types of the disease are ringworm and shingles.

    Treatment of children with various types of lichen

    Before prescribing treatment, a diagnosis of lichen in children is carried out (sowing scrapings of skin particles from the affected area).

    The treatment uses ointments or tablets of antihistamine and antifungal drugs, in order to relieve itching and get rid of the causative agent of the disease. In this case, it is necessary to follow general medical recommendations and do everything to prevent scratching of the affected skin.

    On the patient should not be clothes made of synthetics, it is better to choose cotton, well absorb sweat. In the room where the baby is located, it is necessary to do wet cleaning every day. The temperature in the room should be no higher than 20 °, the humidity of the air - 50-70%.

    Toys and personal items are often treated with disinfectants. It is necessary to walk with children, patients with lichen, only at dusk, so that the sun's rays do not fall on the affected skin.

    Avoid contact with healthy people, especially other children.

    Ringworm treatment

    The affected skin is treated with 5% iodine solution or 3% salicylic acid solution, and then after drying the area is smeared with antifungal ointment. Infants (older than 1 month) can lubricate the skin with Herbal Cream (has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory effects). For treating depriving children over 2 years old, ointments such as clotrimazole, lamisil or mikoseptin are used. For the lubrication of lichen are also used sulfur-tar, sulfur-salicylic ointment, paste Lassar.

    In the chronic form of the disease, when large areas of skin are affected, drugs are prescribed in pills (for example, griseofulvin). The dosage is calculated taking into account the age and weight of the baby.

    Лечение проводится в течение 1 месяца. Каждую неделю берется соскоб для бактериологического исследования. After the analysis shows the absence of the fungus, the treatment is continued for another 14 days. After that, another 2 tests are performed with an interval of 1 week, and after 2 months, a control sowing of scraped skin is done. If the fungus reappears, another drug is prescribed.

    To accelerate the healing of damage and restore immunity in the treatment of depriving children, vitamins, means for improving blood circulation, and immunostimulants are prescribed.

    In order for the baby not to infect other family members, it is necessary to cover the sore spot with clothes (or a scarf, if the lichen is on the head) so that the infection does not get on various objects, toys, towels. After treating the affected area, the caretaker should wash their hands thoroughly, preferably with tar soap.

    Pink depriving remedies

    In the treatment of this type of disease, antifungal and antiseptic agents cannot be used, since the skin condition may deteriorate sharply, and the rash will spread over a large area. Only vegetable oils (St. John's wort, dogrose, sea buckthorn) of softening and disinfecting action are used. Tincture of celandine, romazulan solution (antimicrobial agent based on pharmacy chamomile) are used as an antiseptic.

    To eliminate the itch, the child is given antihistamines suitable for him in age (from 6 months you can give zyrtek, ketotifen). If the areas of skin lesions are large, deprive the child with inflammation, hormonal ointments (cortomycetin and others) are prescribed for lubrication.

    A warning: Any ointments, and especially hormonal, in children are used only as prescribed by a physician, as improper use will cause skin necrosis and affect the overall health of the child.

    Shingles treatment

    Treatment of children from depriving is carried out approximately within 10 days. The skin is treated with antiseptics and lubricated with acyclovir with herpes ointment. Oxolinic ointment is also used.

    With extensive skin lesions, acyclovir tablets are prescribed. If the child has neuralgic pains, he is given painkillers (paracetamol, ibuprofen in the form of syrups or tablets depending on age).

    When purulent inflammatory processes that occur due to the penetration of bacteria into the wounds, antibiotics are prescribed. Physiotherapy methods are used to speed healing (UV, magnetic therapy, Solux). When pain applied reflexology, electrophoresis novocaine.

    Folk remedies

    Birch tar is used as a remedy for treating child deprivation in traditional medicine. It is also present in pharmaceutical preparations (for example, Vishnevsky ointment). As natural antiseptics used propolis tincture, as well as herbal ingredients such as birch buds, burdock root, garlic, celandine. Apple vinegar has a disinfecting effect.

    It is recommended to apply compresses from pumpkin pulp. It is rubbed on a grate, wrung out, and then impose on a lichen. For compresses, you can use the infusion of horse sorrel (2 tablespoons of chopped roots insist in 1/3 cup boiling water).

    Pathogens and signs of illness

    The exact causative factor of manifestation of the disease is not known. Someone from the experts is convinced that the source is herpes virus type 7, and someone believes that the disease is provoked by the action of a respiratory type of viruses, and how in childrenand in adults.

    Considering the basic the signs, you can see that the formation of the disease starts with the appearance of a pink large spot on the body of 3-5 cm, which is slightly flaky in the center. Sometimes there are several spots on different parts of the skin - this is face rash, on bodily sites.

    As the disease progresses, the scales fall off, and the spot becomes more brown and yellowish, with a rim at the edges. After a few weeks, “heirs” are formed at the main prime spot, smaller in size but very similar in signs.

    The overall picture, in which these rashes in the form of coins are located, looks like a typical spruce branch. Sometimes plaques form on the body, often there is rash on hands and lower limbs, and this can be observed The child has (in children, the disease, as already mentioned, is rare) and an adult, regardless of age.

    Medical complex for the disease

    Diagnosis is usually carried out on the basis of external examination. If there are complaints about a strong desire to scratch plaques, the doctor prescribes an analysis for the purpose of examining the tissue of the lesion in order to rule out other ailments. By itself, the ailment does not require treatment, but exceptional cases involve the prescription of a means of local action (well, it has proven itself acyclovir treatment - A strong remedy for itching).

    Home Therapy

    Folk remedies also often used to eliminate the disease:

    1. Wipe apple cider vinegardiluted in pure water to a concentration that maintains a sour taste, and at the same time it does not burn the skin. A cloth or cotton wool is dipped into the solution, used for wiping from 5 times a day.
    2. Decoction or infusion of licorice root helps to eliminate skin lesions. You can insist on alcohol or boil over the fire. The resulting composition should wipe lesions from 3 times a day.
    3. Widely used to eliminate rash horse sorrelfrom which a special elixir is prepared: a tablespoon of the plant root is poured with hot water in the amount of a tablespoon and kept on the water bath for half an hour. The finished product is important for compresses several times a day.

    A competent approach to therapy will eliminate the external manifestations of the disease for a short period.

    Symptoms of the disease

    • An increase in body temperature at any time from 39 degrees,
    • increased body toxicity, pain in the head, aching bones,
    • the formation of pink lesions in places where the nerve acts on the skin,
    • unbearable painful feelings in the places of skin lesions,
    • paresis and movement problems are formed in the lesions.

    Body rash at first it has no pronounced manifestation and has a diameter of up to 0.5 cm.

    The next day there is a transformation into more visible bubbles with a transparent liquid medium. They are located on the face

    on the genitals.

    After a week, they turn into crusts, capable of falling off on their own in a month.

    Atypical flow patterns

    • The absence of the fact of the transformation of the first rash in papule
    • fusion of rash into large blisters with lymph and blood, pus,
    • spread not only on the skin cover, but also in the area of ​​the mucous membranes.

    An external examination of the patient is sufficient for a competent diagnosis.

    Therapeutic complex

    Traditionally, medicine can only affect the removal of pain and external signs.

    • At first, an antiviral drug is prescribed - acyclovirwhich later loses effectiveness,
    • nonsteroidal remedies are used to eliminate the pain - meloxicam,
    • lesion sites treated with green paint and ointments at the base acyclovir,
    • well established folk remedies (infusions and decoctions of herbs, vinegar solution).

    Proper treatment will allow you to avoid not only the external manifestations, but also the discomfort caused by shingles increased progression.

    Features of folk therapy

    There are several methods that are actively and effectively used in the progression of sores.

    1. Applying apple cider vinegar to the affected areas 6 times a day with minimal dilution with water.
    2. Rubbing chamomile infusion from half a tablespoon of herbs into a glass of boiling water for 20 minutes before washing the head.
    3. If any child rash, is often used regular wiping with the juice of plantain or purslane.

    Folk complex

    Used and folk remedies.

    • Preparation of a mixture in the bath eucalyptus (3 tbsp. L.) And turns in the same content, Bay 800 g of boiling water. The tool is effective for compresses and baths.
    • Regular rubbing of spots (3 times a day) onion juice, squeezed, fresh.
    • Application inside the folk decoctions described in the previous stages.

    Rash in adults or in children can be easily defeated by using competent methods to eliminate it.

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    What to treat: what to drink and what to smear

    The treatment of pink lichen is in relieving unpleasant itching and general strengthening of the baby’s body. The main task of the mother is to support the baby in a difficult period, and for older children to explain that all spots on the body will pass without a trace, leaving no scars.

    For the treatment of unpleasant disease in children, dermatologists are developing a treatment regimen.

    Vitamins. To increase the protective forces of the baby, strengthen the immune system, a course of taking Ascorutin is prescribed. This vitamin complex consists of two components (vitamins P and C).

    The drug strengthens the body well. Children (depending on age) receive a pill twice a day. Dosage and course determined by the doctor.

    Ascorutin can be replaced with other multivitamin complexes (Biomax, Complivit or Vitrum). Assigned immunostimulants (Derinat, Viferon, Arbidol or Immunal).

    Pills. To reduce the unpleasant manifestations of the rash, prescribe antihistamine drugs: Zodak, Zyrtek, Suprastin, Cetrin or Tavegil.

    The doctor calculates the dosage of drugs individually, by age.

    Ointment. Before going to the doctor, skin rashes are preferably not treated on their own, so as not to worsen the condition. After examination, the dermatologist prescribes the necessary ointment to eliminate peeling and itching.

    The following types of ointments are recommended:

    water-zinc non-alcohol chatter,

    anti-inflammatory drugs: acyclovir, prednisolone or hydrocortisone ointment,

  • ointment with corticosteroids (Hydrocortisone, Tsindol) - these funds are prescribed in severe, neglected cases.
  • For lubrication of pink lichen foci in a child, traditional remedies are suitable: sea ​​buckthorn, rosehip or peach oil.

    Pink depriving drugs giber:

    Dermatologists recommend using the method of Demianov for processing lichen sites:

    • an aqueous solution (60%) of sodium hyposulfite is applied to the affected areas,

    then the plots are treated with a solution (6%) of hydrochloric acid,

  • itchy spots can be dried by smearing them with iodine or Fucorcin.
  • The course of treatment is usually 10-14 days. Throughout the course of therapy, the sick baby must follow a special diet.

    We'll have to forget about sweets, nuts, honey, chocolate, and tasty oranges, tangerines hide in the refrigerator. The use of peaches, watermelon, currants and bananas is limited.

    Egg, protein and carbohydrate foods (potatoes, buckwheat, legumes) are also excluded from the children's menu. Under the ban - smoked marinades.

    Porridges (rice, oatmeal), natural vegetables, lean meat and fish will help in the fight against lichen.

    From drinks remains still mineral water). You can cook kiddies healing broths.

    Elderberry. Dry flowers of black elderberry (1-2 tablespoons). Steam with a glass of boiling water. Mixture let it brew for 20-25 minutes, filter it. The child is given to drink an infusion three times a day for ½ cup.

    From the horsetail. Dry grass (40-50 g) brew boiling water (2-2.5 liters). Let the drink stand for half an hour. You need to drink it 2-3 times a day, 2 tablespoons.

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    Useful tips for parents

    To relieve the baby from the itching and tormenting spots, parents throughout therapy The following tips should be followed.:

    • be less with the baby in the open sun

    replace synthetic clothing with cotton,

    forget about bathing procedures for a while, wash the sick child under a shower with running water,

    do not use loofah, so as not to injure the skin once,

    thoroughly wash and disinfect all soft toys of the sick person,

    processing and carpets in the apartment,

    daily wet cleaning with disinfectants

  • regularly air the dwelling.
  • If even a sick baby feels great, try to occupy it with quiet games. It is better for the body not to sweat during this order not to increase the itching and burning of the affected areas.

    Treatment of pink lichen in children:

    Causes of Virus Activation

    Herpes virus type 3 or Varicella Zoster is involved in the development of two diseases: chickenpox and shingles. Pediatric infection - chickenpox - causes in future a possible recurrence of infection in the form of herpes zoster.

    In the overwhelming majority of cases, this disease is registered among the weak and the elderly. Shingles in children is not often diagnosed, but is an indicator of the weakening of the immune system.

    The susceptibility of the child's organism to the varicella zoster virus is very high in the age period from 3 to 7 years, almost all children suffer an infection in childhood in a manifest or asymptomatic form.

    Herpes Zoster is considered the only virus that can be transmitted by airborne droplets. Chickenpox is a mass childhood infection, its infectiousness is also high. A feature of the disease is a severe form of infection in adults, characterized by complications.

    After chickenpox, the herpes virus remains for a lifetime in an inactive state, dwelling in unequal trunks, posterior roots of the spinal cord. That is why herpes on the body of a child with a relapse appears in the chest, neck or lower back. Limbs are involved in the infectious process less frequently.

    Relevant and popular is the question of whether shingles are contagious for children around a person who is ill. Herpes zoster is contagious and is dangerous for adults and children who do not have chickenpox. Bubbles contain a large number of herpes zoster viruses. Therefore, infection occurs through contact-household way.

    Options for the development of the disease:

    1. Herpes zoster in children under one year of age is the result of chickenpox in the womb. When a pregnant woman is infected with chickenpox in the second half of pregnancy, the fetus suffers a classic form of infection and after birth within a year often becomes ill with herpes zoster.
    2. Relapse in older children against the background of reduced immunity and weakening of the body.

    Of particular interest to specialists is herpes zoster in an infant. With intrauterine infection of the fetus, the outcome may be different. If the mother had a protective antibody titer against chickenpox in the blood (in the case of chickenpox) and a relapse occurred, the infant may be born with a worn clinic of congenital infection.

    Minor neurological disorders may not be assessed on time. Cases of shingles in children under one year of age should be considered as a result of intrauterine chickenpox.

    Children should be thoroughly examined for developmental defects and appropriate for psychomotor development. Rehabilitation takes a long time.

    Symptoms of the disease in a child

    The incubation period of shingles lasts for years and decades, and not all people get herpes zoster after chickenpox. If a child or a previously uninfected adult has become infected from a patient with shingles, the first symptoms of chicken pox will appear in a period of not more than 21 days. Most often, incubation is a few days.

    What does herpes zoster in children look like and what are the first signs of the disease?

    Young children often cannot clearly articulate their feelings at the onset of the disease. Discomfort in a certain area of ​​the body, tingling, soreness when touching and rubbing clothes, underwear can be ignored or not assessed properly.

    The first symptoms and treatment in children with antiviral agents, started as early as possible, greatly reduce the risks of severe course and the development of complications.

    The process involves the skin of the chest, abdomen, back and waist, neck and head. Extremities are extremely rarely affected by a herpetic eruption.

    The main symptoms of infection in children:

    1. Pain in a particular area of ​​the body. Localization of pain is completely determined by the affected nerve. Most often, the pain worries in the side of the chest, back, neck, head. The pain increases and becomes paroxysmal, pulsating, unbearable. Small children become lethargic, weeping, refuse to eat.
    2. Rash appears 3-4 days from the moment of pain. On the edematous reddened base, bubbles quickly appear with transparent contents, which quickly grow cloudy and turn into a crust. Rash in children is often complicated by a bacterial infection, providing a yellow, brown, greenish color to the peel. Often the rash is covered with blood crusts in hemorrhagic form of the disease. Rashes of herpes on the body in children appear only in the region of a certain dermatome - a skin area that is innervated by the nerve affected by herpes Zoster. The rash of herpes zoster in children is asymmetric, linear, does not cross different anatomical areas.
    3. The temperature of herpes in children can be both subfebrile and febrile. In young children, the temperature rises to 38-39 ° C, in older ones with mild disease, it does not exceed 37.5 ° C.
    4. Regional lymph nodes are increasing.

    Children herpes on the body often occurs in an uncomplicated form, which is not the case with the eye, ear, and brain types.

    After how many children have herpes and what are the full terms of recovery?

    Rash with a slight course of shingles completely disappears within 2.5-3 weeks, leaving hyper or depigmentation areas in place. A moderate or severe course of infection is characterized by a longer recovery period.

    The rash goes away after a month and a half, the pain persists for several weeks. With a complicated course, recovery periods are delayed and the nature of the consequences is determined.

    Depending on how long herpes zoster passes in a child, it is allowed into the team. The main criterion is the falling away of the crusts. Up until this point, the patient is an infectious hazard to those around you who have not had chickenpox. Particular caution should be exercised when there are pregnant women with unknown chickenpox status in the environment.

    Consequences and complicated course

    When expressed immunodeficiency describe complicated forms of herpes zoster, which can lead to adverse effects.

    More rare forms of shingles among children:

    1. Ear (Ramsey-Hunt syndrome). This type of infection is caused by damage to the facial nerve. It is described as intense pain in the ear, a rash in the mouth, loss of taste, decrease and loss of hearing, paralysis of the facial muscles on the affected side.
    2. The eye variety occurs in the form of conjunctivitis, keratitis and lesions of the century. The process can move from one eye to another.
    3. Meningoencephalitis develops with the penetration of the virus to the meninges and brain substance. There is lethargy or agitation, stupor, hallucinations, loss of consciousness, vomiting, paralysis and paresis. This form often leads to disability or death.
    4. The bullous skin form is described by the formation of large drain bubbles prone to suppuration. Healing takes place with the formation of scars.


    Herpes zoster in children is dangerous for its many complications from the nervous system and the organ of vision.

    Shingles in a child can be complicated by postherpetic neuralgia - chronic pain in the area of ​​the rash. Most often, in such cases, the back, chest and neck areas are affected. Such effects are recorded with a frequency of 10-18%.

    Not less severe complication is the damage to the eye organ in localizing the rash in the face and head, when viruses persist in the tissue of the trigeminal and facial nerve. In 10-25% of cases keratitis and iridocyclitis develop, which can lead to loss of vision.


    To confirm the diagnosis using PCR and ELISA diagnostics. Smear-prints of lesions are examined for the presence of viral DNA using PCR. Blood for antibodies to the Varzella-Zoster virus shows an increase in IgG antibody titer, and soon IgM also becomes positive.

    Differential diagnosis is carried out with the following diseases in children:

    1. True eczema. Diagnostic errors in relation to this skin disease are common. Eczema is characterized by frequent allergic mood, hereditary predisposition. Externally, the rash is similar in its morphological features, and crusts are also formed. The temperature remains normal, itching is pronounced, the absence of intoxication and pain syndrome - these signs mainly distinguish herpes zoster in children from eczema. Localization of rash in eczema in children is also considered an equally important difference: the limbs and folds are more often affected, the lesions are symmetrical and cross the median line of the body. So, herpes on the leg of a child should be primarily differentiated from eczema.
    2. Herpes simplex in the disseminated form is characterized by frequent relapses, localization of the rash in children chaotically, and not along the course of the nerves, bilateral lesion of the body, less pronounced soreness. For example, herpes on the child’s hand are more often the result of the activation of the herpes type 1 virus.
    3. Pyoderma in children is also associated with immunodeficiency, the rash is covered with a crust. But vesicles, pain syndrome and unilateral lesions are absent.
    4. Allergic dermatitis is characterized by intense itching, papular rash without bubbly elements, the absence of pain and the symmetry of skin lesions in children.

    Diagnosis of recurrent varicella in children is often made difficult with an atypical course of shingles, which is not characterized by rashes. In such situations, signs of complications such as encephalitis, serous meningitis, paresis, or paralysis may come to the fore.

    Treatment of shingles in children is carried out in a hospital. The primary and primary treatment for shingles in children is antiviral. The earlier antiherpetic therapy is started, the more the risk of complications is minimized.

    It also depends on how many days the herpes goes away: recovery occurs faster when starting therapy at the same time as the first signs, namely, pain syndrome.

    Treatment of shingles in children is carried out with the following drugs:

    1. Acyclovir
    2. Valtrex.
    3. Famvir
    4. Valaciclovir.
    5. Interferon preparations and inductors.

    Treatment begins most often with Acyclovir. Pills are prescribed to children older than 3 years with an uncomplicated course of infection, and less than three in the form of a suspension. If the disease is severe, use Acyclovir intravenous fluids.

    In addition to antiviral drugs, interferon inducers are prescribed to frightened children: Kagocel, Izoprinosin tablets. At the stage of follow-up treatment or at the same time as antiherpetic therapy, interferons are used: Viferon, Genferon, human leukocyte interferon.

    Topical treatment is as follows:

    1. The plots are treated with antiseptic solutions - hydrogen peroxide, miramistin, and then dried with dyes - fucorcin, fuchsin, methylene blue.
    2. Treatment with antiviral ointments and gels - Zovirax, Viru-merz, Acyclovir.
    3. In case of eye damage, interferon drops, Ophthalmoferon, and antiviral ointments are used.

    To suppress pain, inflammation and relieve intoxication use these groups of drugs:

    • intravenous infusion of saline, glucose,
    • hormonal drugs (Prednisolone, Hydrocortisone),
    • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen),
    • analgesics (promedol).

    Shingles in children is a label of immunodeficiency. Immunogram study, analysis of the content of immunoglobulins, diagnosis of chronic infections are required. After that, courses of immunocorrection are prescribed.

    Depending on the detected abnormalities, interferon preparations and inducers, interleukins and antiviral and antibacterial immunoglobulins are prescribed, and concomitant infectious diseases are treated.

    There is no fundamental difference than treating herpes in a child's leg or arm, caused not by herpes Zoster, but by a simple type of pathogen. Treatment is also carried out with acyclovir preparations. Only with a mild course of infection can interferon be prescribed.