Betnovate-N Cream is a strong and rapidly effective treatment for inflamed skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis in which infection may be a problem. Betnovate-N Cream is one of a group of medicines called topical steroids. Topical steroids reduce the redness and itchiness of certain skin problems. They should not be confused with "anabolic" steroids misused by some body builders and taken as tablets or injections.
Facial herpes is very common and is also known as cold sores, fever blisters, sun blisters, oro-facial herpes, herpes labialis and herpes febrilis. Facial herpes is characterised by groups of fluid-filled blisters that appear on red swollen areas of the skin or on the mucous membranes. A burning sensation is often present just before the skin lesions develop. The areas can be tender and painful. The blisters heal without scarring but they have a tendency to return. These episodes are caused by a very common virus infection known as herpes simplex virus HSV , of which there are two types:. Although cross-infection can occur it is more common from the face-to-genitals route causing genital HSV-1 than from the genitals to the facial area.
Viral Skin Infection: Herpes gladiatorum ('Mat Herpes')
Many who experience this infection find it extremely painful. Although the extremely painful phase usually lasts several weeks, some patients may continue to experience pain long after the outbreak has cleared, which is known as post-herpetic neuralgia. Herpes zoster is treated with anti-viral medications, along with pain and anti-inflammatory medications.
Discussions on the topic are uncomfortable, images of infections may be visually disturbing and falling victim to even the mildest of STDs can be a real relationship deal-breaker. So, save yourself the embarrassment and protect your health by learning how to spot an STD before it gets to you — as AM examines STDs that show on your face. What is it?