Handling On Chickenpox That Never Healed For 2 Weeks?
Hello I lisa want to ask my mother, I have had chicken pox in the head, mouth, face, hands and feet for 2 weeks this week. the body is thin, please advise
Good evening Lisa, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. The condition for chicken pox or shingles, is a form of skin disorder characterized by the appearance of skin nodules filled with water on one side of the body and feels painful. This condition is caused by the Varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. So that those who have been exposed to chickenpox, have the potential to experience this condition. In addition, the risk of experiencing this condition increases in those aged over 50 years, and have a weak immune system.
In the case of your mother, the steps taken are correct by checking her doctor. Handling is also appropriate with antiviral drugs. As for why after 2 weeks the condition did not improve but instead worsened, there are several things that must be ensured. First is whether the condition is really chicken pox or not. If the doctor who handled it before is a general practitioner, this time consult a dermatologist to improve the accuracy of the diagnosis.
Second, if the dermatologist has handled it, return to the same doctor to evaluate and control the progress of the treatment. In this meeting, the dermatologist may also do a history retrieval to confirm the diagnosis and determine whether the treatment will be continued, added or even replaced. If you doubt the dermatologist's previous decision or are not satisfied, you have the right to seek a second opinion with another dermatologist.
Third, if it has been checked by a dermatologist, it has been controlled, it has been confirmed that the medicine is right but the condition is still so, maybe what he has experienced is not only chicken pox, but there are other unrelated conditions such as diabetes, low blood pressure, lack of nutrition, and many more. To ensure this, ask the dermatologist where your mother should check herself next, whether to a neurologist, internal medicine doctor or others. The handling that will be received later will depend on the results of this examination.
What we want to convey is that the examination is very important in establishing the diagnosis. Although it may be that from the results of the previous inspection the condition has not improved, to determine the next step must be checked again. So checking with a specialist should be your mother's top priority. Meanwhile, help him maintain his immune system by consuming foods high in nutrients such as vegetables and fruits, regular consumption of drugs if there are any, and if there are nodules, wear loose clothing to prevent friction and irritation, close the nodules to keep them clean and dry, and take a shower cold water or apply cold compresses to the nodules to relieve pain and itching. So, hopefully answering your question.