Rosy versicolor (Giber disease) is a very common dermatosis that has a suspected infectious breed. There is no consensus about the exact cause of the appearance of pink, oval spots in humans, but the outbreak of the disease in spring and autumn speaks of an immune connection. Very often, Giber’s zoster is diagnosed after suffering acute respiratory viral diseases (chickenpox, herpes sores) and severe hypothermia of the body. Leading experts in the field of dermatology claim that pink zoster is not contagious, and cases where one person infected another person are rare.
Symptoms of Pink Lichen in People
The first sign of the appearance of pink lichen is the appearance of small spots of oval or round shape. The size of the spots varies from one to several centimeters, the color varies from pale pink to yellowish brown. The spot has a clear distinction – in the center there is a dot (with peeling paches), resembling crumpled tissue paper, at the edges there is a fringe that does not peel off. Most often appear on the abdomen, back or neck. In rare cases, the spots spread to the genital area and face.
In every second case, the appearance of 1-2 pink spots occurs several days before they spread through the body. They are called maternal plaques. They are up to 3 cm in size, oval or round, peeling is often observed. Very often, the spread of lesions on the body provokes the contact of lesions with water. In almost all cases, there are no subjective feelings – the spots are neither sore or itchy. In some cases there may be a slight increase in body temperature and a slight feeling of indisposition.
Very rare is the chronic form of depriving Giber, which is characterized by a chronic course. Patients have observed the appearance of pale pink or orange-yellow spots with a diameter of 4 to 8 cm. Also, cases of pink lichen complications are rare – the results can be seen below in the photo.
Photo of Giber’s Disease
How to Treat Pink Lichen in a Person?
Any dermatologist will tell you that in 80% of cases, the pink lichen goes away on its own within 4-5 weeks without any therapeutic measures. But, to confirm the diagnosis, it is still worth visiting a doctor, since it can be color lichen, parapsoriasis or syphilitic roseola, which have similar symptoms. The diagnosis is made on the basis of the clinical picture – the presence of the maternal plaque and the absence of subjective sensations.
In the prescriptions of doctors, most often you can see the talkers, drying the skin, and drugs that increase immunity (calcium gluconate). Antifungal agents for depriving Gibert are absolutely useless. In no case do not cauterize the rash with iodine or alcohol-containing solutions. You can handle sea buckthorn oil or other folk remedies for depriving.
According to reviews of patients, it is possible to get rid of pink lichen most quickly with the help of Elosalic ointment, which is used for 5-7 days.
During treatment it is strictly forbidden to wet the stains and rub them with a washcloth. If possible, refuse to take a shower (for several days) or seal the rashes with adhesive tape and try to avoid water. In case of an increase in the number of spots or attachment of secondary symptoms – itching or soreness, immediately contact a dermatologist. A complete recovery is considered to be the absence of symptoms – the spots completely discolor and peel off.
As a preventive measure, it is recommended to avoid hypothermia and a long stay in the sun on a hot day. Morning exercise and taking vitamins in the spring and autumn will not be superfluous.