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How to treat the herpes on stomach?

Hi Doctor, One of my friends has got some red colour small pimple kind eruptions on some parts of her stomach and waist skin. Doctor has said it is herpes and has said that some blood tests need to be done. She is very scared as he has also said it is contagious and she needs to rest to cure it. Pls advise so that I can give her correct details about the treatment. Is blood test necessary? What medicines she should take? The spots were painful and itchy earlier but now it is only red and like pimples. Pls advise?
Tue, 20 Jan 2015
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Hello
As you stated that your friend is having herpes ( shingles ) ,so diagnosis is established and need not to worry .
I only prescribe acyclovir 400 -800 mg 5 times in day for 7 days with ointment of same name .
Within next 7-1 0 day your friend will recover .
This is contagious ,so don't share her towels or clothes till complete cure.
If possible get in blood examination for type of virus .
Since this is a prescription , so please consult a doctor and get the prescription.
Good luck.
When she starts getting relief , the pimples like bumps will start turn into black color ( like a head of pin in the center of bump or pimple or blister).
Good luck.
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How to treat the herpes on stomach?

Hello As you stated that your friend is having herpes ( shingles ) ,so diagnosis is established and need not to worry . I only prescribe acyclovir 400 -800 mg 5 times in day for 7 days with ointment of same name . Within next 7-1 0 day your friend will recover . This is contagious ,so don t share her towels or clothes till complete cure. If possible get in blood examination for type of virus . Since this is a prescription , so please consult a doctor and get the prescription. Good luck. When she starts getting relief , the pimples like bumps will start turn into black color ( like a head of pin in the center of bump or pimple or blister). Good luck.