Treatment And Treatment For Herpes Zoster?
I want to ask a question, I have herpes zoster, I have just taken medicine from the doctor for a day (neurobin 3×1 a day, acyclovir 5×2 a day, mefenamic acid 3×1 a day) u0026 I used salicyl powder, but what I feel is itching and pain is still there, is that a sign the medicine is not working or at work? and how to find out how the herpes zoster wound has healed? because the wound is bouncy or not, will the wound break or will it go away on its own? and can i shower as usual? and the last one can I get wind or not? thank you
The handling of the herpes zoster case that you are undergoing is correct, namely the administration of antiviral drugs (acyclovir) and symptom management drugs in the form of painkillers, anti-itch, and supplements. Within 7-10 days of treatment, usually the complaints will gradually decrease.
In your case, it can't be said that the medicine is not working because you may have just started therapy. Continue to obey the doctor's recommendations in terms of how to take medicine, accompanied by healthy nutritional intake so that the body's resistance to fighting germs also increases. Signs of the disease starting to heal are itching and pain relief, the skin starts to dry out, and there is no longer a fever. Later, after recovering, it's normal to feel pain in the area of the former flexing.
When the acute period, marked by the relenting is still a lot, you should avoid outdoor activities. Herpes zoster that you experience can be transmitted through direct contact with the fluid in the bubble. Do the following for the resilience of the skin:
Cover it with salicylic powder or lotion containing Calamine
Avoid touching or breaking the spring yourself
Wash your hands often to prevent transmission of the virus
Avoid contact with people who are at risk of infection: pregnant women, infants/children, and people whose immune systems are declining, such as HIV sufferers and chemotherapy patients.
You can still shower, especially with cold water. Bathing with cold water can reduce complaints of pain and itching from the existing resilience. Do not shower with hot water because it will make the problem worse.
Hope it is useful
dr. Muhammad Fadhil