Herpes On The Wrist To The Back?

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the reason huh? I live in a sterile and unmarried place and do nothing wrong with the people around me. Can this disease be cured quickly? It’s been treated by a doctor. However, how many days will it take for the rash to go away? How to not relapse again?

1 Answer:

Hello gabriella.tp, thanks for the question for HealthReplies.com

First of all, you need to distinguish between herpes zoster and herpes caused by sexually transmitted infections.

Herpes zoster is a disease that arises due to reactivation or reactivation of the varicella zoster virus. This virus is the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you have had chickenpox or have received the chickenpox vaccine (varicella vaccine), this virus can never completely disappear from the body. This varicella virus will be in a state of "sleep" or dormancy if our immune system is good and strong. In this dormant state, the virus will not cause symptoms of shingles.

Herpes is a sexually transmitted infection caused by another virus called the Herpes simplex virus (HSV). HSV usually attacks the mouth and genitals and can be transmitted through sexual contact.

In your case, you most likely have shingles. In most cases, herpes zoster will go away on its own in 3 to 5 weeks. If you get treatment quickly, the disease is likely to heal faster and is less likely to cause side effects such as post-herpetic neuralgia, which is prolonged pain in the skin after the herpes zoster infection has healed.

Because the recurrence of herpes zoster is related to the body's immune system, this disease will recur in conditions of a weak immune system, for example in conditions:

are undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy for cancer people receiving organ transplants people living with HIV are taking immune-suppressing drugs such as corticosteroids

If you do not have the conditions above, here are some things you can do to strengthen your immune system so that this disease does not recur:

Get enough sleep and rest Eat nutritious food regularly, in sufficient quantities Eat plenty of foods that contain vitamins and minerals that are important for maintaining immunity such as vitamin C and zinc Exercise regularly, at least 30 minutes every day Drink enough at least 2 liters per day

To help speed up the dryness of the herpes zoster rash, you can apply a wet compress to the rash. Here's how to apply a wet compress:

Dip the sterile gauze in sterile saline, squeeze the gauze so that it doesn't drip. Apply the gauze over the rash until the gauze dries up a bit (don't let the gauze dry out completely) about 10-15 minutes, do this 3-4 times a day. the gauze has dried and sticks to the rash, moisten the gauze a little so it doesn't stick when you want to remove it. Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying the compress.

That's all the information from me, I hope it's enough to answer

dr. Irna Cecilia

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