Herpes Rash Turns Widening Inward After Being Coiled?
Hello, I’m suffering from herpes in the (sorry) buttocks area. I have had chickenpox before. But I feel I have contracted herpes when riding an online motorcycle taxi and sitting on a motorcycle seat which is quite humid due to rainy weather. Is my herpes caused by infection or is it active again without outside influence? I have been to a general practitioner and for about 4 days I have been taking levofloxacin and loratadine as well as the bactoderm ointment. But the rash that was only circular, now it widens inside. Is the handling correct? How does the process of changing herpes sores in the treatment?
Did the doctor say you have herpes? If so, maybe what the doctor meant was shingles. Shingles is caused by the Varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles will appear when there is reactivation of the virus and cause symptoms in the form of a red rash with a grouping fluid filled fluid that feels hot, painful, and sometimes itchy. Lenting only exists on one side of the body and does not cross the midline of the body. The leech will then become a scab within the next few days. Sometimes patients also feel fever, headache, not feeling well, get tired, and are sensitive to light. Herpes complaints will generally improve within 1-2 weeks.
But herpes can also be herpes simplex. Shingles simplex causes different from shingles. Herpes simplex is caused by HSV viruses 1 and 2, herpes simplex is transmitted through direct contact or risky sexual relations. Symptoms are similar to shingles, but can also be accompanied by other complaints such as abnormal vaginal discharge or pain during urination.
Apart from herpes, several other skin conditions can also cause a picture similar to herpes, including dermatitis venenata due to tomcat, contact dermatitis due to allergic / irritation of certain ingredients, and bacterial infection of the skin.
Treatment of herpes, both herpes zoster and herpes simplex, is by antiviral and if necessary given painkillers and antihistamines (to reduce itching). Antibiotics are only given if there are indications such as herpes sores having a secondary infection by bacteria. Sometimes, if herpes sores are not treated properly, bacterial infections can occur in herpes sores.
If herpes sores are now widening or becoming heavier, you should control back to the treating doctor so that you can re-evaluate the wound and the doctor can provide further treatment for you. While waiting for control, you can do the following tips:
Eat healthy and nutritious foods
Keep the wound area clean
Always wash hands before and after applying the ointment
Get enough rest
Hope it helps you,