What Is The Cure For Itchy Herpes?

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Hello doctor, I want to ask if I have herpes on the left side of the back to the left chest now the herpes has peeled off all but I feel itching in the area of ​​the herpes marks. What I ask is whether it is natural and when will this itching go away? NThank you

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Hi Rikza,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Herpes zoster, also known as shingles, is a skin infection characterized by the appearance of a fluid-filled rash. These nodules appear on one side of the body which is innervated by certain nerve fibers. The occurrence of this disease is caused by reactivation of the Varicella zoster virus, the virus that previously caused chickenpox. This virus can undergo reactivation and attack nerve fibers in patients who have recovered from chickenpox, namely when the sufferer's immune system is decreasing, for example due to fatigue, experiencing severe stress, taking long-term steroid drugs, or also suffering from a disease that disrupts the immune system. , for example HIV-AIDS.

Herpes zoster can be cured by administering anti-viral drugs. After recovering, usually the nodules will dry up and then peel off. Itching or pain that appears after recovering from Herpes zoster is usually a normal thing. This condition occurs due to malfunctioning of previously infected nerve fibers. It could also, the itching that you feel occurs due to Herpes zoster rash that has a secondary infection, it could be due to bacteria, fungi, or other microorganisms.

You can reduce this itching in the following ways:

Not too often holding the Herpes zoster marks on the skin, especially using dirty hands
Wear clothes that are soft, sweat absorbent, and not tight
Shower 2 times a day, and change clothes after every shower
Sprinkle salicyl powder on itchy areas of the body
Don't stress too much
Avoid consuming foods that often exacerbate the itching, for example eggs, seafood

However, if the itching doesn't get better and it even more disturbs your daily life, then don't hesitate to go to a skin and genital specialist for further treatment.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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