Can You Use Facial Cleansing Soap When Exposed To Shingles?
Doctor, I have herpes on my face, blisters have only been discovered 2 days ago and now the spots have started to spread to the cheek area. Then, may I wash my face using facial cleansing soap? If possible, what kind of soap should I use? ?
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Herpes is a viral infection that can affect the skin, genitals and oral mucosa. The disease is characterized by itching, and water-filled resilience appears in the affected part, accompanied by pain, and other accompanying symptoms such as fever and so on.
If you begin to experience symptoms of herpes, you should immediately see a doctor. The doctor will prescribe you some medicines to reduce the risk of the infection spreading to other parts of the body or to other people and prevent unwanted complications. Treatment can be given in the form of drugs in the form of creams or ointments containing acyclovir, and other oral medicines.
Fluid in herpes zozter sores can potentially spread to other body parts or even to other people, so the treatment of the wound also needs to be noticed. The following are things that can be done so that you do not transmit the virus to others:
Closing the blister wound so that the liquid in the blister does not contaminate objects that can be an intermediary for transmission. Do not scratch blisters. Avoid direct contact with pregnant women who have never had chickenpox, babies with low birth weight or premature babies, and people with weak immunity. Wash your hands often. Actually cleaning with soap is not prohibited, but you should avoid excessive contact with blisters such as avoiding rubbing the blisters. The blister wound should be closed so that it does not spread to other parts of the body.
To prevent herpess zozter aches and wounds from getting more irritated, avoid using soap containing detergents, fragrances or other irritants. You can wash the wound with cold water, for example by putting a towel in cold water, then squeezing the water, and placing the towel over the wound that is allowed to stand for about 20 minutes and can be repeated many times. You can also use aloe vera on the wound to reduce irritation and help heal the wound.
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