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how to cure blisters created by herpes zoster?

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Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 47 years experience
Herpes zoster: If a person is breaking out with shingles (herpes zoster reactivation) there is internal antiviral medication that the person should start immediately. The medications would include Acyclovir , valcyclovir, or famcyclovir.

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It can: Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. You can only get shingles if you have had chickenpox. The chickenpox virus stays dormant (asleep) in the nervous system and can be reactivated by a weakened immune system, causing shingles. Serious stress can weaken the immune system and bring on a case of shingles. There is a vaccine for preventing shingles for people over 50.
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Why does the virus that causes shingles become active again in some people?

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Interesting: Usually for reasons we don't understand the varicella-zoster virus that causes chicken pox decides to reactivate later on and cause shingles. This usually happens after age 50, likely due to a weakened immune system as we age. Some other possible triggers are trauma, physical or emotional stress.
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My bub bite has a blister size of a pea the redness is receeding with the use of fucilin h cream, blister is now forming a scab reddish?

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Insect bites: You are describing the normal healing of a bug bite that gets inflamed and then gradually heals. At this point, if there is any increase in redness, pain or swelling, then additional treatment with antibiotics may be needed. Warm compresses on the skin can help.
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How to cope with oral herpes when dating?

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Communication, treat: Oral herpes is pretty common and almost all adults have been exposed to it in some form. Sometimes it is not symptomatic at all. Other times cold sores or more aggressive sores inside the mouth can occur. If you are having symptoms, please see the dentist for treatment. You don't want your date to see sores all over your mouth. Talk to your partner about the fact you have it, and that it is common.
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Is there any way to get herpes without having sex?

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Any contact: The herpes virus passes to breaks in skin or mucus membranes from contact. The contact is usually an active lesion or sore on another person, but can be from an object. The virus can also be spread from one area of your body to another, so we all should learn hand washing and antiseptic techniques.

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