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Itching, irritation due to herpes. Applied Ollaturn. Suggest proper medication

one month back I had herpas zoster on right side of face after getting treat ment it was reduced but now I am getting itching and it is very much irritating local docter gave OLLATURM cream to apply I am using last7 days but its yet reduced.Please sujjest me proper medicine for my problem specially arround the right eye I had checked up my eye specialist told eye was clear .
Asked On : Sun, 2 Sep 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Dear friend, welcome to HCM !

It is the healing herpetic lesions that are itching.
you must have used acyclovir ointment on the lesions , have you?
You can use soothing calamine lotion to the healed areas, acyclovir containing ointment to the affected area.

Do not scratch. keep the hygiene good.
Keep blinking eyes well. Avoid applying calamine near the eye.
Keep an watch for eye involvement and if needed revisit the ophthalmologist.

Can take pain killers for pain in the affected area.
Take care and please keep me informed of your progress.
Good Luck !
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Answered: Sun, 2 Sep 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi..dear user.,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
It is due irritation of nerve at affected area..,
called Herpetic neuragia..,
pain and itching is common..,
tab Imipramine HCL(Tryptomer) daily night times will give good releif..,
Answered: Mon, 3 Sep 2012
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