The Right Sleeping Position For People With Shingles In The Waist Area?
Good afternoon I want to ask me 3 days ago I have shingles in the waist area on the left so I sleep on the right side and it hurts so much every night I didn’t sleep all night ago I want to ask if it’s okay if I change sleeping positions be sitting down what is dangerous then I want to ask if in order to reduce the pain you should take the medicine which has an effect, the problem is that I will take medication, the number will soon be sick again and finally is it okay to drink bear milk so that the body doesn’t feel weak, thanks
Herpes zoster is a skin infection caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, namely the Varicella zoster virus. Herpes zoster itself is also known as shingles which has symptoms of a rash accompanied by a bunch of water-filled rashes that spread to the skin or dermatome accompanied by itching, burning and burning in the affected area, fever, headache, tiredness and unwell. .
Herpes zoster should not be left alone because it can be contagious and cause serious complications such as neurological disorders characterized by pain that can last for months to years, secondary infections due to bacteria, and damage to skin pigment and causing scars.
For this reason, immediately consult a doctor or dermatologist to get immediate treatment, later the doctor will provide antiviral drugs either by drinking or topically for 7-10 days, as well as drugs used to treat symptoms that arise from fever, pain, itching. as well as other symptoms that arise.
Strive to increase endurance by eating nutritious food, getting enough rest, avoiding hot weather that triggers itching, wear loose and soft clothes, keep the rash clean and dry, avoid using plaster on the part where the rash appears and try to be in a cool room to reduce itching. If you have pain you can sleep in the most comfortable position you can, it doesn't matter if you have to sit or sleep on the side where there is no rash.
May be useful,
dr. Adhi P.