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Suggest treatment for herpes zoster

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Posted on Fri, 20 May 2016
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can you please check that out and give me you opinion
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Herpes zoster

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome to HCM.
Thank you for your post.
I have gone through your query and understand your concern.

It looks like a herpes zoster rash. Typically they come in groups.
It requires acyclovir treatment immediately.
Kindly consult your dermatologist at the earliest for prescription.

Thanks.
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so it doesn't appear to be genital herpes, and is herpes zoster curable?
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Curable

Detailed Answer:
Hi...
Welcome back.

Genital Herpes is caused by Herpes simplex virus (HSV) and herpes zoster by (HZV). Both are from same family of the virus and treatemnt remains the same.
Both are curable with a course of Acyclovir taking within 48 hours after rash.

It is difficult to judge HSV and HZV clinically but scrap lesion testing and blood test will be able to.

So I suggest you to see a local doctor for prescription.

Regards.
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Brief Answer: Herpes zoster Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome to HCM. Thank you for your post. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. It looks like a herpes zoster rash. Typically they come in groups. It requires acyclovir treatment immediately. Kindly consult your dermatologist at the earliest for prescription. Thanks.