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Suggest treatment for painful rash

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Dr. Suresh Heijebu

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What kind of rash/bite is this? What needs to be done to cure it. It's quite painful and is swelling
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Antivirals will cure the rash

Detailed Answer:
Hi Madam,

I have carefully read through your query and understand your concern,

As per your clinical history and uploaded image ,it is most likely to be a viral induced rash called "POST HERPETIC NEURALGIA" .

This can produce exiquisitely tender rash,and vesicular pustules/papules.This arises due to reactivation of viruses after an episodes of a febrile illness.

I strongly recommend you to take antiviral drugs -valacyclovir PLUS pregabalin. This will resolve all the rash with adequate control of pain.

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