Herpes zoster also called shingles. This disease is not classified as infectious and others not to worry about the appearance of the symptoms after contact with a sick person. However, it is one of the most complex forms of herpes, and on her background can activate other viruses that are currently dormant. Therefore, it is important to prevent worsening of the disease that can be caused by water treatments.

Localization of lesions for herpes zoster

For this disease in the initial stage is characterized by punctate redness that cause severe burning and pain. Soon the spots coalesce in the so-called herpetic plaques. Most often they are localized in the region of the trigeminal nerve on the face (upper and lower jaw), intercostal nerves and nerve endings in the extremities of the body. In many patients, lesions are located on the back of the head, neck, chest, back, and shoulder girdle.

Shower or bath?

If shingles cannot take a simple bath, for personal hygiene, it is recommended to use the shower. You should know that hot water provokes an activation of the herpes. If the disease is in the acute stage, when immersed in water there is a risk to distance the virus throughout the body. So wash you need "parts", being careful not to irritate the painful areas by scrubbing and detergents. In particularly difficult cases, the shower must be replaced with a damp rubdown.

However, regarding therapeutic baths prohibitions no: they will only benefit. But the water temperature in this case should correspond to body temperature. For example, positive effects on the neutralization of the virus will have a pine oil that you want to add 5-6 drops to a bath. Very good for healing rashes tea tree oil. It will need the same amount as conifers. For therapeutic baths, it is recommended to use sage oil.

The condition of herpes lesions can only be assessed by a doctor. He will make a conclusion whether it is possible to take water treatments. The fact is, in some cases, shingles can not be wetted. In order to decide whether it is possible for a particular patient water treatment, the physician takes into account his age and state of immunity. In a more mild form of the disease is often recommended to take a quick warm shower. It makes the patient's condition, relieving itching and soothing the skin. But this tool can be used only in the case if the body temperature is not increased, no weakness and malaise.