In the winter beware impetigo
Winter - a difficult time for people sufferingskin diseases. Most often various dermatoses, eczema and fungal infections is aggravated in winter. This is due primarily to the fact that with the onset of cold weather season starts various colds that weaken our immune system, as well as a decrease in the protective functions of the body, caused by lack of vitamins.
Yeshe one ally of skin diseases -lack of humidity. central heating radiators, heat - all it strongly dries the air in the premises. In addition, in the winter we rarely wear clothes made of cotton fabrics, preferring something warmer, such as wool and synthetics. And these materials may enhance itching skin diseases. Because of all these negative factors, our skin is particularly vulnerable in the winter. Among the skin problems that beset us in the winter there is a most unpleasant disease as impetigo. How to cope with it, says dermatologist, PhD Lidia Okuaovich.
Cause, symptoms and treatment principles of impetigo
Impetigo - a skin disease thatIt appears in place of cuts, minor abrasions, cracks in the corners of the mouth and other skin micro traumas. Perpetrators of impetigo - penetrated into the skin staph and strep bacteria. If the disease is caused by staphylococcus on the skin there are small blisters that burst easily and form a crust golden brown.
If the cause of the disease - streptococcus bacteria,bubbles you can not see, but to see the crust. Contaminated place much itching, in some cases after impetigo on the skin scars. Small skin lesions was treated by external means containing antibiotic.
If the lesion occupies a vast area,Antibiotics taken by mouth. Inflamed area of skin should be kept open - bandages and dressings contribute to the growth of bacteria. The affected places should not be overheating, to relieve itching use cold compresses. And remember: impetigo - a contagious disease, so try to avoid contact with sick people.