Smallpox Management In Patients With Heart Disease?
Hello, doctor, I want to ask my mother, a heart sufferer and taking routine medication, but now with varicella, may a heart sufferer take aciclovir ?, Do you have any side effects?
Hello Manda, Thank you for the question.
What medicines did your mother take? Varicella is chicken pox, an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus that causes the appearance of watery rashes on the skin. Although this infectious disease generally occurs in children, but adults can also be infected with chickenpox. In addition, sufferers will also experience fever, headaches, and joint and muscle pain. Chickenpox that occurs in adults can cause health complications, especially if the sufferer has a low immune system. Therefore, adult chickenpox sufferers will usually be treated with antiviral drugs to prevent complications. Acyclovir is one of the antiviral drugs used to treat chickenpox. Common side effects of using this drug are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and headaches. In general, this drug can be used by people with heart disease. However, what needs to be considered is whether this drug has a drug interaction with the heart drug consumed by the patient or not. Due to limited information about the drugs your mother consumes, please take your mother to consult with your doctor further to find out if there are drugs that have interactions with your mother's medications. Follow the doctor's instructions regarding the use of this drug.
The following suggestions can help your mother:
Avoid contact with others, especially children
Do not solve the runny rash. If something has broken, gently clean it with a damp cloth
get enough rest
consume nutritious food
meet the needs of body fluids by consuming water
I hope this helps.