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Boils over arm. No relief with virest 400mg. Guide

good day doctors,
my name Fayomi Samson from Nigeria, some kinds of boils are growing on my right arm, and its becoming many. i used to peel it and it will grow again, now am having it all over my right arm. my arm as become ugly. i just finished a pack of virest 400mg that my doctor prescribed for me, it contained 25 tablets. i administered it twice daily (2 -2). it look as if no improvement.
kindly advice me before my arm will be amputated.
i will be glad to read from you.
my best wishes.
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
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You have vesicles/boils on your Right arm alone and your doctor prescribed you virest which is an anti viral tablet. Looks like you have Herpes Zoster, caused by the same virus which causes chicken pox. According to your history you have finished 25 tablets, 4 tablets a day. That means its 6 days past initiation of treatment. In 6 days i would expect your vesicles to slowly start to heal, or dry off. Usually for Herpes Zoster I give 800 mg Acyclovir 5 times a day. Because your skin is still looking bad which makes you fear that an amputation might be required , I will recommend you to see a dermatologist. It might be bacterial infection of the herpes lesions which can be treated with antibiotics. Herpes Zoster is usually self limiting and heals within 1 to 2 weeks.
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Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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