Beauty and Makeup Tips
Home Beauty Skin Care Fitness & Lifestyle Body Care Hair Care Fashion Hairstyles
Cellulite | Skin Surgery | Waxing | Acne | Skin Diseases | Skin Disorders
Home Skin Care Skin Disorders Veldt

Veldt

Synonym: Desert sore.

Veldt occurs under desert conditions in tropical and subtropical countries. It is caused by excessive dryness of the skin; the causative organisms are not definitely known, but diphtheria bacilli and streptococci are supposed to cause the condition.

Symptoms of Veldt

The sites of predilection are the exposed parts of the body, particularly the backs of the hands. It starts as a painful herpetiform vesicular eruption.

The vesicles rupture, discharging a straw-colored fluid and leave behind a shallow ulcer which continues to spread and becomes chronic. The chronic ulcer is circular, and has a diameter of about one and a half inches. The margins are thick and the edges undermined or straight.

The base contains greyish debris but no pus. An adherent membrane may be seen. The ulcer is usually chronic and indolent. Healing produces a papery scar. Only in the early stages can the diphtheria bacilli be demonstrated in the veldt sore.

Treatment of Veldt

It consists of:

1. A course of penicillin injections-4 lacs of procaine penicillin intramuscularly daily for about 12 days, or till complete recovery.

2. Anti-diphtheritic serum 20,000 LU.

3. Bacitracin ointment (locally). The affected part must be kept covered.

4. A course of broad-spectrum antibiotics in resistant cases.



Spread your Buzz here..


Tinea Capitis Pimples on Lips Onychomycosis Tinea Versicolor Pimples inside Nose
Tinea Corporis Pimple on Tongue Acrochordons Ide Eruption Follicular Impetigo


Share BCG on Social Network







Share |

Pimples on Scalp
Acrodermatitis Continua
Tinea Pedis
Tinea Barbae
Glanders


Angular Stomatitis
Monilia
Sycosis
Tinea Cruris
Xerosis

Skin Disorders
Urticaria Pigmentosa
Cholinergic Urticaria
Tropical Ulcer
Veldt
Cutaneous Anthrax
Paronychia
Erosio Interdigitalis
Monilial Intertrigo
Barnacles of Aaging

A-Z Skin Diseases
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


bcg QUICK TIPS

bcg Features

Beauty-Cosmetic-Guide ELSEWHERE

Fitness & Lifestyle Beauty
Hair Care Hairstyle
Fashion Skin Diseases
Skin Care Body Care
Beauty secrets Beauty Blog
Beauty Articles Ask Advice
Reviews Beauty Recipes
How-tos Make-up
Facebook Twitter
   


© Copyright 2003-2013, www.beauty-cosmetic-guide.com. All Rights Reserved. Home | Feedback | Privacy Policy | About Us