Illustration of Herpes
Illustration: Herpes

Doc, my mother is 60 years old. Some time ago had herpes pain where there were rashes around the legs and back. The rash was initially just red bingik then became large and runny. Have been given medicine outside or inside and thank God healed. A few months later the pain reappeared. Are there drugs / vaccines to prevent the disease and if you have to go to a doctor, what specialist? thanks.

1 Answer:

Hello Nafa,

Thank you for the question.

Enlarged and runny red rashes on the legs and back are not always caused by herpes. It could also be, a rash like this arises because of other factors, for example allergic contact dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, impetigo, folliculitis, burns, miliaria crystalline, herpetiformis dermatitis, mite or other insect bites, scabies, fungal infections, atopic dermatitis, etc. .

Rashes like this, if it has been repeated more than once, ideally should be checked directly to a doctor or dermatologist. It's just that, considering currently COVID-19 outbreak, the doctor's examination should be postponed, unless there are severe cases.

Therefore, we suggest that you first independently handle your complaint, namely by:

Bathing, washing hands, and washing feet diligently and cleanly
Always wear clean clothes and footwear during your activities
Do not hold, squeeze, or pick out any rashes that appear, especially with dirty hands
Keep the skin from contact with substances that are allergenic or irritative
Do not carelessly give an ointment or medication to the rash that appears
If the rash feels itchy or painful, compress it first with warm or cold water (choose whichever is most comfortable for you)
Do not carelessly exchange personal belongings with others

Furthermore, if after undergoing the above trick your complaint does not improve, you can check yourself directly to the nearest health facility so that it is handled properly according to the cause huh ..

I hope this helps.

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