As an eczema sufferer or if you are prone to getting itchy, dry and sensitive skin, then it is important that you also learn about eczema herpeticum dangers. I have had eczema all my life and only know of this condition being non life threatening mostly. So I am pretty surprised to also find about that it can be dangerous and potentially fatal when you develop a case of eczema herpeticum.

Eczema herpeticum dangers and risks develop when your eczema skin becomes infected with the herpes simplex virus. The infection can cause vast harm and damage to the vital organs in your body if you do not seek treatment. In certain cases, this condition can cause death when your organs start to fail.

Eczema herpeticum symptoms include a crusted, blistery rash that can be widespread on the body, tiredness and fever. If you have these symptoms in addition to a history of cold sores, then you are in danger and at great risk. You should see your doctor without further delay. An early treatment of eczema herpeticum can stop the spread of the herpes simplex infection in your body. When you see your doctor, he may treat you immediately even before test results can be confirmed. Little time can be lost as this infection works fast.

The most common treatments for eczema herpeticum are via acyclovir and valaciclovir. You need treatment to be fast to prevent secondary infections, such as streptococcus, from occuring. Otherwise, this infection can overtake the functions of your major organs, including the brains, lungs, eyes, and liver and cause death due to multiple organ failure. Thus, should you suffer from pain or any unusual symptoms while having an eczema outbreak, consult a doctor immediately.

Eczema herpeticum dangers are important to know. Cases of this condition have been rising over the last few years. Hence, it pays to be more cautious when you are having an eczema outbreak.

Author's Bio: 

Evelyn Lim has been an eczema sufferer all her life. She now runs a newsletter on natural eczema remedies. For free research and tips, please visit