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What is a safe way to treat shingles during pregnancy?

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Dr. Jan Rydfors
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Valtrex (valacyclovir) for 7 days: Shingles is when dormant chickenpox virus reactivates and causes painful blisters on limited areas of your skin. It will often appear with pregnancy and other immunocompromised states. Shingles is not dangerous to your unborn baby. The best treatment is oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) for seven days. Valtrex is a prescription drug and is felt to be safe to take in pregnancy.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Acyclovir: Acyclovir or valtrex (valacyclovir).
Last updated May 10, 2021

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