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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi Doctor,
y mother is suffering form Herpes from past two days.please advice me on this
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Where is the problem
Doctor :   What are her complaints
Doctor :   I am
User :   My mother is suffering from Herpes from past two days
User :   need your advice on this
User :   she has blisters on her face
Doctor :   One side or two sides?
Doctor :   What is her age?
User :   one side
User :   43
Doctor :   Does she have any medical conditions like diabetes, thyroid, asthma, blood pressure etc?
User :   no
Doctor :   Did she have chicken pox earlier in her life?
User :   not so sure but may be yes
Doctor :   Ok, I believe she has Herpes Zoster, which is a reactivated virus in the sensory nerves of a human being
Doctor :   It is self limiting with certain antiviral medicines and symptomatic treatment
Doctor :   It takes at least 7 to 10 days for complete cure
Doctor :   Did you see a doctor for this?
User :   yes
User :   he gave some medicine
User :   is there a permanent cure for this
Doctor :   This reactivated virus is killed with the medicine
Doctor :   What ever the medicine is given it should be given within 48 hours to kill the virus
Doctor :   though medical evidence says that some amount of virus still stays in the nerves and reactivates
User :   could you please advice which would be the best hospital in kolkata for this treatment
Doctor :   Hence it is said that a person who has less immunity has recurrent herpes infections
Doctor :   You have to see a Dermatologist
Doctor :   Herpes Zoster infection is a common phenomenon and is not worrisome if early treatment
Doctor :   Hence you should not worry,
Doctor :   THe patient however suffers from the pain, redness and itching for 5 days and later subsides
User :   ok actually the pain is unbearable
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   The doctor should actually give a good dose of neuropathic pain killers
Doctor :   CALAMINE lotion application
Doctor :   over the lesions once every 4 hours
User :   she has blisters on her eyes as well as lips also
User :   so she is unable to eat
Doctor :   yes I understand
Doctor :   she has to take liquid diet
Doctor :   as much as you can
Doctor :   She has to take good fresh and nutritious diet during this time in the form of home made liquid diet
Doctor :   and fruits
User :   actually i stay in bagalore i work here
User :   she is there in kolkata
User :   my relatives are there but stll i am worried
User :   I am planning to go to kolkata so looking for somw hospital
Doctor :   Do not worry
Doctor :   She will be alright
Doctor :   and it takes 5 days for the pain to go
Doctor :   and 7 days for the lesions to go off
Doctor :   Let her doctor give her good medicine
User :   ok thanks a lot Doctor for your advice
Doctor :   Ask your relatives to take to Dermatologist
Doctor :   and give her Neuropathic pain killers
Doctor :   Thank you
User :   ok
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   Thank you
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