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Diagnosed with herpes. Not cured by microvil and calamine lotion. How to remove this? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Mar-2013
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User:hello doctor
Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
User:my father have blisters kind of things on his back running towards the belly..he has been diagnosed with herpes...
User:doctor recommended Microvil 500 mg and calamine lotion to apply...
User:its been 3 days taking medication but not enough improvements...
User:wanted to check if the medication is right and what other prcuations he should be taking
User:or may be if you can recommend a herpes expert in bangalore
Doctor:I am not able to find the content of microvil.
Doctor:Can you please mention active ingredient of microvil?
User:i can see it on my pack...give me second
User:its says - "Famciclovir Tablets 500 mg"
Doctor:Ok. It is antiviral medication.
User:yes...but is it suitable for herpes?
Doctor:The medications prescribed for our father are correct.
Doctor:As you must be aware, Herpes is Viral disease.
Doctor:and it takes time for the medications to show its improvement.
User:but is it really herpes or Shingles?
Doctor:You should wait for another 1 week.
Doctor:Only a physical examination can confirm the diagnosis.
User:doctor can u suggest a good herpes expert in bangalore
Doctor:You need to consult competent dermatologist in your locality.
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User:ok....allright doctor....i will do that...i visited a GP last time..but now i will visit a dermatologist
Doctor:That would be best.
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:no doctor..thank you very much for your advice
User:i will close the caht now
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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