Concurrent Consumption Of ENT And Herpes Drugs?
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If currently the medicine for healing the ears used is a type of topical / ear drops, then it is safe if you also use herpes medicines which consist of oral (tablets) or topical (ointments). Topical medicines have the advantage of working locally and not entering the blood vessels so that systemic side effects and interactions with other drugs will be very minimal.
In cases of shingles, anti-viral administration such as acyclovir is effective in the first 72 hours after the appearance of the initial skin lesion. Immediate administration after skin lesions appear aimed at reducing pain symptoms, accelerating healing, and preventing complications that can arise. Acyclovir ointment is known to have less significant effect than oral administration so it is not mandatory.
However, if you are currently given a type of oral medication for ear healing, you should confirm with your doctor to ensure there is an interaction between oral acyclovir with oral medication if taken in one time close together.
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