Should I Take Acyclovir Again When Chicken Pox Does Not Heal?
I got chicken pox from 4 days ago. I went to the doctor 3 days ago and was given the drug 400 mg aciclovir taken 4 × 2 a day, paracetamol 3 × 1 a day and molacort 3 × 1 a day. My aciclovir medication has run out but my chicken pox is still bubbly and has a bit of black (like gray). According to my doctor, should I take aciclovir again or stop taking aciclovir?
Thank you for the question.
Chicken pox (varicella) is a skin infection caused by a Varicella zoster virus infection. As with other viral infections, chicken pox will often heal itself as long as the patient's immune system is good and given the right treatment. The healing period for this disease can vary, between 1 to 2 weeks. This healing is characterized by smallpox rash that begins to dry, peel, form a scab, and other clinical symptoms (itching, difficulty sleeping, more sensitive to light, easy to get tired) also improves.
In connection with your condition, if it is true that chickenpox you have not completely recovered after 3 days undergoing doctor's treatment, it's good that you do not arbitrarily add or stop doctor's treatment. Go back to see your doctor or dermatologist so that you can get the right treatment again. Usually, chickenpox will heal longer if your immune system is not good, secondary infections occur, or also the treatment given is inadequate.
At home, in addition to undergoing doctor's treatment, so that chickenpox heals faster, you should:
Take a clean and diligent bath Do not rub excessively, let alone squeeze and squash smallpox rashes or scars. Drink plenty of water and eat vegetables and fruits rich in vitamin C. Do not carelessly exchange clothes and any personal items with others. Rest enough Avoid yourself from substances that make you allergic If it still feels itchy, limit consumption of eggs, seafood, nuts, milk, and processed products first.