Herpes stomatitis

Herpes stomatitis

One of the services provided by the Amel Dental Clinic in Dnipro is the treatment of herpes stomatitis, a disease that is widespread in both infants and adults. When contacting the dentist with a “cold” on the lips, it is worth remembering that the doctor will postpone any interventions in the oral cavity, as this can worsen the disease.

What causes such an unpleasant phenomenon?

Causes of herpes stomatitis

Herpes stomatitis appears as a result of exposure to the herpes simplex virus. This virus is found in 9 out of 10 inhabitants of the Earth, however, exacerbation in the form of stomatitis is much less common and caused by certain reasons.

Among them are:

  • Patient-borne inflammatory processes
  • The use of antibiotics in treatment
  • Lack of vitamins and minerals in the body
  • Damage to the skin or mucosal surface
  • Low amount of fluid consumed by a person
  • Lack of personal hygiene, especially in the oral cavity

In any case, before the doctor prescribes a way to treat herpes stomatitis, he will find out the cause of its occurrence and, depending on the result, will choose a way to eliminate it.

Symptoms of herpetic stomatitis

Since the disease is common primarily in young patients, consider the symptoms that appear in children. Babies are prone to aggravation of the disease when the herpes simplex virus first enters the body. So, the following symptoms of herpes stomatitis can be distinguished, by which the development of the disease can be determined:

At the initial stage, the baby becomes whiny, loses appetite, the body temperature may rise slightly and sleep patterns are disrupted. In this case, the lymph nodes become inflamed and painful sensations may appear upon contact with them.

In the subsequent period of time, according to the physicians of the Amel Dental Clinic, the temperature can increase to dangerous, up to 40 degrees. At this stage, a cold appears in the mouth, which is a rash in the form of bubbles filled with liquid. The bubbles quickly burst and small ulcers form, the surface of which may be covered with a coating of white. This process can be accompanied by the appearance of a runny nose, throat irritation, inflammation of the eyes.At the stage of extinction of the disease, the ulcers heal and disappear without the formation of scars and scars. During this period, the child’s body temperature can rise and return to normal, that is, the disease proceeds in waves. The period after how many days herpes stomatitis passes depends on the treatment used and the individual characteristics of the human body.

Herpes stomatitis treatment at Amel Dental Clinic

After children with symptoms of herpes stomatitis contact the Amel Dental Clinic, the pediatrician prescribes treatment depending on the degree of development of the disease and the general health of the baby. Among those who treat herpes stomatitis are not only a pediatrician, but also a periodontist.

The primary diagnosis of the disease can also be carried out by a dentist, who determines it by characteristic rashes on the mucous membrane in the oral cavity. For a complete analysis, the patient’s saliva is taken or a blood sample is taken.

Treatment of non-severe forms of the disease in children takes place on an outpatient basis. In this case, bed rest is assigned. In severe forms, the child is given a referral for hospitalization in the hospital.

When diagnosed with herpetic stomatitis, the following are prescribed:

  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Preparations for removal of high temperature
  • Antiviral drugs
  • Drugs that increase the level of immunity

Specialists of the Amel Dental Clinic prescribe only those drugs that can not harm the child’s body. Doctors also recommend the use of products such as fish oil, vitamin complexes and other drugs that increase the body’s overall resistance to viruses.

Various ointments, gels and sprays are used to treat ulcers on the mucous membrane, which help to relieve inflammation and speed up wound healing. In addition to medications, your doctor may recommend natural remedies such as chamomile or sage infusion.

When asked if herpes stomatitis is contagious, the doctor will answer unequivocally – yes, it is extremely contagious. However, it is worth remembering that the herpes simplex virus is transmitted, but stomatitis occurs for the reasons described above and not everyone. After infection, it may be a long time before a characteristic rash or sore appears on the mouth or lips.

To prevent the disease, doctors of Amel Dental Clinic recommend not to come into contact with people with herpetic rashes, to use individual utensils and personal hygiene products at home, to strengthen the overall health of the body.

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