Mariana Xavier told through the Stories tool on her Instagram, last Thursday (11), that she had been diagnosed with herpes zoster and sebaceous cyst. On the air in A Força do Querer, the actress said the skin’s inflammatory process was so advanced that she had to undergo surgery to remove it. Before, she told how she discovered the problems that affected her skin.
“I am currently lying on a hot compress because, I don’t know if you will remember, at the beginning of last week I went to my dermatologist’s office and told you that I had a suspicion of herpes zoster and a very inflamed sebaceous cyst on my back. That’s right. It was really herpes zoster. The crisis is gone, but the cyst, my dear, was a purple teat on my back, “he said.
Due to the complications of the painting, the artist had to seek a specialist to remove the cyst. “I had to go to a surgeon’s office to insert the scalpel and drain this stop here. Obviously I will not put images here because I will spare them from this trauma. I just want to say that, when he squeezed, I thought I was going to pass out. of pain “, he detailed.
Finally, Mariana said that she is now taking care to get rid of the infection that has hit her body.
What is sebaceous cyst?
Dermatologist Victor Bechara explains that the sebaceous cyst is a benign nodule that arises as a result of a structural change in the follicular composition. He says that they can also arise from forming traumatic, after shaving inappropriately, for example.
“It can occur in any area of the body, but it is more common in areas with a higher density of sebaceous glands, such as face, neck and trunk”, defines the doctor in an interview with TV News.
According to the specialist, the treatment generally consists of removing the cyst through surgery, as did Mariana Xavier. “[Mas] In specific cases, due to a secondary infection due to cyst manipulation, it is necessary to use oral antibiotics and warm compresses “, he highlights.
E a herpes zóster?
Herpes zoster is usually caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that triggers chicken pox or chickenpox. However, the appearance of herpes is different and most often affects elderly patients who have low immunity or due to previous disease and medications.
“The most common is the formation of bubbles with light to yellowish contents, which grow and can occupy a large spot on the body. The most common is to affect the trunk region, but it can reach any region, such as the face”, explains doctor.
Bechara says that injuries can cause high-intensity pain and that, in these cases, it is necessary to use painkillers to relieve discomfort. In addition, it is recommended to use other medications and even a vaccine.
“The treatment consists of the use of antivirals such as acyclovir, famciclovir or valacyclovir, oral, according to medical prescription. There is the possibility of MSD vaccines, the one with live virus against herpes zoster, for patients over 50 years old”, he adds.
Both herpes zoster and sebaceous cyst are diseases that affect the surface layer of the skin and are apparent to anyone who wants to see it. In some cases, illnesses can generate insecurity in patients, who are bothered by what other people will notice.
Psychologist Fabiane Curvo de Faria, creator of the online platform Atherapia, said that the health problem is not always solved quickly and can, yes, affect the patient’s self-esteem. This was not the case for Mariana Xavier, who fights for the end of aesthetic standards in any circumstances.
“When people are famous, they work a lot with images, so they sell an image of perfection, stability, sell a strong image, and the disease is a fragility. And this is a disease that is exposed in aesthetics”, says Fabiane.
“I think this is the biggest shock that people can have: feeling fragile, insecure, because it is very against the image they sell, in addition to being a disease that brings fragility, it brings fear”, he adds.
Watch Mariana Xavier’s outburst below: