This 38-year-old woman complained of a burning blistering eruption around her mouth for a week. A Tzanck smear showed multinucleated giant cells, and the lesions cleared with valacyclovir 1 gram orally three times a day for 5 days.
38 year old woman came with complaints of svere burning sensation and avesicular erruptions around the mouth since 7 days. It started after an attack of fever and running from the nose and she was on Tablet Paracetamol. She never had a similar problem earlier. The blister base showed multinucleated giant cell in stained smears and her serum tested positive for antibodies against HSV type I. She was treated with valcyclovir 1g twice a day for 5 days with complete recovery