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Having Issues With Herpes Zoster ... It's Recurring Every Now

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Posted on Thu, 23 Jun 2022
Question: Having issues with Herpes zoster... It's recurring every now and then, though I'm using Aciclovir 800mg for 3 to4 days... It goes and comes back again. Need help on the same.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Photograph required

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Recurrent Herpes Zoster is uncommon.
Can you please upload a photograph of the involved area.
This will help in giving a closer diagnosis and better way of management.
You can even send me photographs on YYYY@YYYY with subject as ATTN DR XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
Also please let me know if you have any systemic diseases such as diabetes.
Waiting for your response.
Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (4 days later)
Hi,
As requested, I've attached the pics.

Thanks,
Anandg
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (24 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Herpes simplex

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the follow up and photographs.
It is herpes simplex and not zoster.
This is very common and is recurrent.
Apply ointment acyclovir three times a day for 5 days.
It usually happens due to reactivation of virus when body is under stress.
Try to maintain a healthy stress free lifestyle.
Take meals at same time. Sleep for at least 6 to 7 hours.
Before appearance of these fluid filled lesions you must be feeling little itchy.
Start applying acyclovir at that time itself. This will prevent appearance of blisters.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
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Having Issues With Herpes Zoster ... It's Recurring Every Now

Brief Answer: Photograph required Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query. Recurrent Herpes Zoster is uncommon. Can you please upload a photograph of the involved area. This will help in giving a closer diagnosis and better way of management. You can even send me photographs on YYYY@YYYY with subject as ATTN DR XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Also please let me know if you have any systemic diseases such as diabetes. Waiting for your response. Thank you