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Exercising while suffering from herpes zoster - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello Doctor
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   i went for consultation to a doctor and i have been identified with Herpes zoster(i think i have pronounced it correctly)
User :   so can i go to gym in this condition
User :   actually he advised me complete rest
Doctor :   ya during this acute phase i suggest you to take complete rest
User :   some sister of chickenpox it is
Doctor :   because though it is not a serious infection
Doctor :   it makes you more tired
Doctor :   it takes most of your metabolism
Doctor :   so take completer rest
User :   ok for how many days u advise me to take rest
User :   shud i take leave from office also
Doctor :   5 days
Doctor :   it is better to take
Doctor :   untill all the lesion crust
Doctor :   and fall off
Doctor :   anyway yo udont feel like working if it is severe
User :   ys m feelin bit tired but nt tht much
Doctor :   anyway
User :   and it will not expand to face right
Doctor :   it stays in one area
Doctor :   but it depends on how your nutrition is good
User :   becoz if i use same towel while bathing and for face wiping it will not come to face right
Doctor :   ni
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   but take precautions
User :   precautions like
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   not to contact other persons
User :   ok tht i will take care
Doctor :   symptomac\tic pain relief
Doctor :   complete bed rest
Doctor :   good food
Doctor :   ok anything i can help you
User :   no doc thank you very much
User :   u have been really helpful
Doctor :   ok nbye
Doctor :   ankur
User :   bbye
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