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Zoster Cream


Overview

Introduction of Zoster Cream

Zoster Cream is an antiviral medicine which helps in treating skin infections caused by Herpes simplex virus. It prevents the multiplication of the virus in skin cells and therefore helps in clearing the skin infection.

Zoster Cream is for external use only. You should use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. The affected area should be clean and dry before application of the ointment. You must wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying this medicine. Do not touch the sores unnecessarily with your hands or towel, to avoid spreading the infection.

Some of the common side effects include redness, burning, itching and irritation of the skin, at the site of application. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Do not use it in the eyes, mouth, nose or vagina as it may cause irritation. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.

Uses of Zoster Cream

Zoster Cream side effects

Common
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

How to use Zoster Cream

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.

How Zoster Cream works

Zoster Cream is an antiviral medication which treats skin infections caused by Herpes simplex virus. It works by preventing the multiplication of virus in the skin cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your skin infection.

Zoster Cream related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zoster Cream is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zoster Cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you miss a dose of Zoster Cream?

If you miss a dose of Zoster Cream, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Zoster Cream helps treat recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores).
  • Treatment should be started as early as possible following onset of signs and symptoms.
  • Apply it thinly to affected area five times a day, or as suggested by your doctor.
  • Do not use it in the eyes, mouth, nose or vagina as it may cause irritation. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • Do not touch the sores unnecessarily with your hands or towel, to avoid spreading the infection.
  • Inform your doctor if your symptoms have not improved after 10 days of treatment.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zoster

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How to treat Herpes treatment sir?? Its came to me on sonta right side only, please help me sir
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
Hello PATIENT a picture.Herpes simplex and herpes zoster r different and have different dosage
I've harpeas(nagin) on back and stomach due to which itching takes place which treatment and medicine should I use???
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
medicine is fine for herpes zoster . Complete the entire course
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References
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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Leeford Healthcare Limited , Leo House, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Dugri-Dhandra Road, Near Joseph School , Ludhiana-141116
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