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Pain caused due to herpes zoster - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   I have been identified with Herpis Zoster from last 3 days, now i m having lot of pain and m unable to work in office
Doctor :   ankur you should take complete bed rest
Doctor :   during herpes zoster
User :   for how many days
Doctor :   for 3 days atleast form now
User :   ok if i take half day today and sat sunday complete rest shud it be ok
Doctor :   it depend how you cope up
Doctor :   with the symptoms
User :   do i need to go to doc once again
Doctor :   no need
User :   how shud i cope up with symptoms
Doctor :   are you taking the prescribed medicine
User :   what precautions will u advise me for fud and taking bath etc
User :   yes
Doctor :   everything
Doctor :   is normal
Doctor :   good food
User :   there is one lotion , bcomplex tablet, and one more tablet tht m supposed to take after dinner
User :   and abt bath
Doctor :   lactocalamine
Doctor :   are nt you advised of any pain medication
User :   no its not lactocalamine its smthin like herpis solution
Doctor :   ok
User :   no pain medicine i think becoxz its continuously paining
Doctor :   no problem
Doctor :   ya go for combiflam
Doctor :   tablet
User :   ys that also m taking
Doctor :   once every 8 hours
User :   2 times a day
User :   srry forgot to tell u
Doctor :   even then you are paining
Doctor :   ???
User :   ys after some hours it strts paining
User :   i m taking it for 2 times a day
User :   shud i take it 3 times a day
Doctor :   take it 4 times then
Doctor :   for today
User :   ok and what about taking bath
Doctor :   if it doesnt pain tommorrow or when the burns
User :   ok and shud i not go out of the rum itself
User :   liek exposing myself to air etc
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   dont get into any activity
User :   some precautions you will advise me for next 3 days
Doctor :   absolute bedrest
User :   then after 3 day complete rest can i come to office
Dotor : yes
Doctor :   good food
User :   and any special food
User :   yes that i will take care
Doctor :   no
User :   ok so shud i take maximum fruits or eatables are ok
Doctor :   need
Doctor :   you can take
User :   ok thanks doctor
User :   one thing is it a very serious disease
Doctor :   anything els3e
Doctor :   i can help you
Doctor :   no but it has recurrences
Doctor :   its not serious
User :   ys that is comin down now after i am applying medicine
Doctor :   if it is paining lot now
Doctor :   go to docotr
User :   the boilers intensity has come down
Doctor :   there are pretty good anal\gesics to get down the pain
Doctor :   but onbly on prescription
User :   yes, will take care
User :   thanks doc
Doctor :   anytinbg
Doctor :   bye then take darew
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