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Get to know about Herpes infection with Erythema multiforme


Herpes associated erythema multiforme is an acute disease caused by Herpes simplex virus to the skin and mucosal areas also lymph nodes.

5 out of 10 kids with erythema multiforme is still unaware of its presence in their body and knows about its curable prospects.[2]

-pretty much curable with proper treatment
-shows small ulcers around the mouth area
-enlargement or swelling of lymph nodes in children
-can happen in children as well as adults
-this is mostly an acute disease
-curable by taking barbiturates and antibacterial medications from a physician

Erythema multiforme is an acute dermatological and mucosal disease caused mainly in children and sometimes in adults as well. The herpes simplex virus is held responsible for causing this disorder primarily; this virus affects the mucosal membranes, lymph nodules and skin as well creating crusty ulcers and rashes all over certain areas on the body like the mouth, gums, hands, etc.

Ages affected- mainly children above 5 years. Adults-20-40 mostly.


1. Painful ulcers in the gums, mouth and on lips.
2. Rashes of red colour on the body leaking discharges when ruptured.
3. Affects the genital area, eyes and digestive system as well.

People experience-
Rashes- on the feet, hands. Elbows, neck, and face.
Pain- joints and affected areas with ulcers.
Fever- low fever is experienced most of the times.
Skin issues- red rashes cover the feet and hands entirely. Sometimes affects the neck as well.
Ulcers- ulcers appear on the mouth which remains covered by a whitish membrane; these often create a crusty layer for bleeding internally.


Self-care: On the onset of acquiring this disease one can start using medicated and soothing mouthwashes or rinsing the mouth with warm water every day to prevent the growth of ulcers and reducing the pain.

Medications: Antibiotics and barbiturates are generally prescribed.

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