Mixing Ointment For Herpes Medicine?
Morning … want to ask, can the acycrovil ointment be mixed with chloramfecort-h … it’s been 4 days that I have herpes on the hands that makes me feel disturbed to be afraid of other people’s disgust.
Hello Arief Herdiyana, thank you for your question to HealthReplies.com.
The disease you are referring to may be shingles, or better known as snake pox or chicken pox. Shingles is a disease caused by infection with the Varicella zoster virus (the cause of chickenpox) that settles on the nervous system. This is because the healing process is less than perfect when the patient used to have chickenpox.
The virus that has not died will 'hide' in the spinal cord, and when the patient's immune system is weak or may be caused by psychological factors (fatigue or stress) and old age factors, the virus can attack the body again. Because the virus is in the nervous system, symptoms that appear will not be like chicken pox that arises throughout the body. Symptoms of shingles can be:
Skin lesions that are dominated by pain in a particular location (eg one side of the chest, one eye or forehead, back, arms, etc.)
Bumps and blisters appear clustered in the place
Blisters can feel hot like burning
Patients can also feel a fever, not feeling well (body aches or aches), or headaches
Most viral infections can actually heal by themselves, but need good endurance for the condition to recover quickly. For the case of shingles, the treatment is with anti-viral drugs that are consumed by drinking (because the virus is in the body, and is not affordable if only with topical medication / topical). An example of a drug that can be used, as you said, is acyclovir. Acyclovir used for the treatment of shingles is recommended in the form of tablets. For the use of ointment itself is still permissible, but the drug can not immediately remove blisters on the skin. As for the chloramfecort-h ointment, this drug contains the antibiotic chloramphenicol which functions to fight bacterial infections and also hydrocortisone steroids to reduce inflammation. This medicine will be useful if there is a secondary infection in the wound on the skin (accompanied by a bacterial infection). However, if there is no additional infection by bacteria, then the use of antibiotics will be in vain.
My advice, check yourself to the doctor so that the doctor can see and directly check the condition of your skin. Because it can also be apparently not caused by herpes, for example by a bacterial infection in the skin or a fungal infection on the hands. So, if the cause of the disease is known, the treatment given can be more optimal. Appropriate treatment for shingles is very instrumental in preventing complications that can be caused by diseases such as blindness (in blisters around the eyes), hearing nerve damage, and so forth.
Meanwhile, keep your skin clean and immune system by:
Don't scratch, rub, or manipulate wounds and give balms or other materials that can irritate the skin. This is important to prevent scars.
Keep bathing twice a day and gently dry the entire body
Make sure your hands are clean before touching the wound
Maintain endurance with a consumption of water at least 2 liters / day, multiply the consumption of fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamins, adequate rest (at least 8 hours per day)
If you feel embarrassed or uncomfortable, you can wear clothes with long sleeves to cover the wound.
That's all, hopefully it's useful and hopefully get well soon. Regards.