Herpetic stomatitis in children and adults
Herpetic stomatitis is enougha common dental disease, which is accompanied by a lesion of the oral cavity, and in particular of its mucosa. Such a disease is very often diagnosed among children, but quite often affects the representatives of the adult population.
Herpetic stomatitis: a brief description and causes of the disease
As you can see from the name, the causative agent isforms of stomatitis is considered a herpes simplex virus, which quite easily penetrates the mucous membranes of the body during kissing, communicating with the infected person, using common tableware, etc.
It should be noted that herpetic stomatitisadults is much easier than in babies. The mucous membrane of the mouth, and sometimes the area around the lips is covered with small vesicles, which cause itching, as well as pain when chewing and swallowing food. But with appropriate treatment, and sometimes without it, all the symptoms of stomatitis in adults pass.
Herpetic stomatitis in children: symptoms
Herpetic stomatitis in young childrenis much more difficult. The disease begins with a rise in temperature. The child becomes capricious, often crying. Approximately on the second day after infection, the formation of vesicles begins, which cover the mucous membrane of the oral cavity. Small watery bubbles are arranged in groups. The mucous membrane can turn red, and when looking at the oral cavity of the child, you can notice the onset of gingivitis and swelling of the gums.
In the future, the rash begins to become coveredwhitish bloom. It is worth noting that herpetic stomatitis is accompanied by pain. That's why the child refuses food and drink. His mouth is constantly filled with saliva, as the baby pains to swallow. He does not sleep well, often cries, becomes capricious.
In medicine, it is common to distinguish between three degrees of severitydisease. An easy form of the disease can be treated at home, but after examination with a doctor. The average and severe form is characterized by the spread of rashes on the mucous membrane of the pharynx. Severe herpetic stomatitis should be treated only in a hospital setting.
Herpetic stomatitis in adults: treatment
As already mentioned, such a varietydental disease in adults is quite easy. Special antiviral ointments are used for treatment, for example, acyclovir, zovirax or herpevir. At the stage of recovery, it is possible to treat the oral cavity with vitamin E (in oily solution) or sea buckthorn oil - thus it is possible to accelerate the regeneration of the mucous membrane.
Herpetic stomatitis in children: treatment
The treatment of children is carried out in a complex way and consists ofmethods of local exposure and general health therapy of the body. First, the child is prescribed antiviral drugs, which stop the further development of the disease. To calm the pain, you can treat the mouth with anesthetic ointments.
In addition, during treatment it is necessary to monitorfor feeding the child. The food should be liquid and warm. Do not give the baby hot, cold, salty or spicy dishes, as this only irritates the mouth mucosa and intensifies burning and pain.
On the other hand, the oral cavity of the child shouldto be practically sterile - this will eliminate the risk of suppuration. That's why after eating you should thoroughly rinse your mouth. You can use both ordinary warm boiled water and herbal medicinal herbs such as chamomile or St. John's wort. In addition, you need to treat the oral cavity with special antiseptic solutions or ointments.
Because herpetic stomatitis in a childis associated, as a rule, with a decrease in the level of immune protection, then doctors prescribe and immunotherapy. For this purpose, small patients are prescribed vitamin complexes.
With timely and proper treatment, herpetic stomatitis is already on the eighth day from the appearance of rashes.