Advice 1: Can I take a bath with herpes zoster

Not to provoke an awakening of the virus, herpes in addition to those present in the body, you need to know about when you can take baths and which. So as not to cause exacerbation of herpes zoster, in some cases it is necessary to abandon even the soul.
With herpes zoster can only take therapeutic baths
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.

Advice 2: How to increase immunity in the herpes

Herpes infection is recognized as the most uncontrollable and widespread. Striking any part of the skin and mucous membranes. The main measure to fight the herpes virus is to strengthen immunity of the body. Herpes is exacerbated on the background of cancer and infectious diseases, when there is a decrease in protective forces of an organism due to prolonged hormonal, or similar drugs, hormonotherapy food additives, etc. as well As, fall and spring – time burst herpes infection.
How to increase immunity in the herpes
You will need
  • interferon;
  • - timalin;
  • - timogen;
  • - Siberian ginseng;
  • - Rhodiola rosea;
  • - aloe;
  • - med;
  • the fruits of sea buckthorn;
  • the fruits of viburnum;
  • the fruits of mountain ash;
  • - the root of ginseng;
  • - licorice root;
  • - lemongrass;
  • - Echinacea.
Among immunostimulating drugs for herpes take drugs of interferon and thymalin or timogen, according to the recommendations of a physician.
You can prepare a vitamin tonic and adaptogenic drink. Take a tablespoon of crushed dried fruits of sea buckthorn, viburnum, Rowan, 1 teaspoon of chopped dried root of ginseng, and the Bay all components in liter of boiling water, put on fire and bring to a boil. Steep for 30 minutes, strain, add a tablespoon of honey. Hot drink half a Cup 3 times a day for 10-14 days.
To strengthen the immune system prepare the following composition. Mince the bottom leaves of aloe, to get at least 250 grams of milled mass. Add the same amount of honey and mix well, put on 3-5 days in the fridge. Take a tea spoon of the prepared composition three times a day for 15-20 minutes before eating. This amount will be enough for a course of immune forces of an organism.
To strengthen immunity it is possible to buy ready-made pharmacy tincture of Siberian ginseng, Schizandra, Rhodiola rosea. They take 30 drops 2-3 times a day for half an hour before meals.
Very effective decoction of Echinacea purpurea, making, crushed leaves and flowers pour boiling water (a tablespoon per 200 ml) and placed in a water bath and cook for 15-20 minutes. Insisting one hour, strain and take 75-100 ml of the decoction 2-3 times a day for 14-20 days.
You should not take medicines from plants adaptogens, which include eleuthero, Schizandra, Rhodiola, ginseng, Echinacea, fever, hypertension, increased nervous excitability, myocardial infarction.
Useful advice
Very useful in the offseason to start the day with herbal tea, including rose hips, the fruits and leaves of BlackBerry, raspberry, peppermint, nettle.
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