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How can I treat genital herpes during pregnancy?

How can I treat genital herpes during pregnancy?

Antiviral medication: You may use the standard antiviral medications commonly used for herpes treatment while you are pregnant. If you have had frequent outbreaks you may use them prophylactically throughout pregnancy. If you do not have frequent outbreaks they are usually prescribed during the last month of pregnancy to avoid an outbreak at the time of delivery, to allow you to have the option of a vaginal delivery. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can pregnancy cause a first herpes outbreak ?

Can pregnancy cause a first herpes outbreak ?

Herpes pregnancy: Pts with a history of genital herpes should undergo a careful perineal examination at the time of delivery.Vaginal delivery is indicated if no signs or symptoms of hsv are present.Active genital hsv in patients in labor or with ruptured membranes is an indication for c/s.Reactivation occurs in 50% of patients within 6 months of the initial outbreak.Whether pregnancy alters the rate is disputed. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause first herpes outbreak?

Can pregnancy cause first herpes outbreak?

No.: Pregnancy cannot, per se, cause herpes; but if the man who impregnated you has genital herpes, he could have infected you at the same time he got you pregnant. The first step is to get tested, and make sure you actually have herpes before trying to figure out what (or who) caused it. ...Read more

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How do you treat ezcema during pregnancy?

How do you treat ezcema during pregnancy?

Same.: Generally the same as when non pregnant. Topical moisturizers and low potency steroids over small areas are not a real problem. ...Read more

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Don't have HSV 2, but curious how u can transmit the virus to baby during delivery if there isn't an active outbreak?

Don't have HSV 2, but curious how u can transmit the virus to baby during delivery if there isn't an active outbreak?

Virus is invisible: The virus is invisible to our eyes, but can be in the affected areas of the body in between outbreaks. If there are a lot of viruses causing tissue damage, then the patient feels the symptoms and sees the blisters and rash. If there are few viruses, and they are not causing symptoms, the patient doesn't know the viruses are there. ...Read more

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What is a safe way to treat shingles during pregnancy?

What is a safe way to treat shingles during pregnancy?

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. ...Read more

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How to treat pleghm during pregnancy?

How to treat pleghm during pregnancy?

HUMIDIFY: Get a cold vapor humidifier and use in your bedroom while sleeping! NOTE KEEP IT CLEAN CHANGE WATER FREQUENTLY! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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How contagious is genital herpes? Is there any treatment that will suppress genital herpes for a long period of time? I just want to know how contagious genital herpes is. Also i want to know if there are any treatments to suppress hsv2 for a long period

How contagious is genital herpes? Is there any treatment that will suppress genital herpes for a long period of time? I just want to know how contagious genital herpes is. Also i want to know if there are any treatments to suppress hsv2 for a long period

Hello. : Hello. If you have active disease it is very contagious. If you have sores you should not have sex. Even if a condom is used it might not adequately prevent contact with all of the lesions. Remember that herpes can be spread even when there aren't active lesions. Regarding suppression, some people with frequent outbreaks receive daily medication (i.e., acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir). ...Read more

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Do they test for herpes simplex 2 during pregnancy?

Do they test for herpes simplex 2 during pregnancy?

Usually, yes: Herpes, gonorrhea, hiv, and human papilloma virus, are usually tested for in initial screening, among other things (like diabetes) during the first trimester visits. Usually, though, it is just a herpes virus screen, which includes herpes type i and ii, rather than separating them out. ...Read more

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What medication can I take during pregnancy to help reduce recurrent vaginal yeast infections?

What medication can I take during pregnancy to help reduce recurrent vaginal yeast infections?

Make sure it's yeast: Studies show that many "yeast infections" are bacterial imbalances or even normal secretions. During pregnancy, an increase in discharge is normal. It's best to have your provider do an exam to target the treatment to the correct diagnosis. During pregnancy, especially, it's best to be certain of the diagnosis. This will prevent incorrect therapy and avoid delay in identifying the true culprit. ...Read more

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How is genital herpes infection treated during pregnancy?

How is genital herpes infection treated during pregnancy?

Avoid contact/ RX: Genital herpes can easily spread between partners and between the mother and the delivering baby. The risk is greatest if the mom contracts primary genital herpes in the 3rd trimester and thus is not able to transmit protective antibodies to the baby. Avoiding genital/genital or oral/genital contact with an infected partner is key - esp. In later preg. Valtex should be given in 3rd trimester. ...Read more

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Hsv outbreaks are always contagious? How can a person know he/she has an outbreak for both hsv1 & hsv2?What tests to take to be accurate & conclusive?

HSV: Hsv is mor contagious with outbreaks but you can be contagious without an outbreak also. The only conclusive diagnosis is when a culture is positive while the patient is presenting a lesion. Blood test checking igg and igm for hsv1 and 2 only tell you that you have been exposed. If the blood tests are negative, your body has never seeen the virus. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy cause yeast infection? What kind of medicine is safe to take during pregnancy to help with yeast infection?

Does pregnancy cause yeast infection? What kind of medicine is safe to take during pregnancy to help with yeast infection?

Yeast infection: These are quite common in pregnant women particularly during the second trimester. During pregnancy physicians recommend vaginal creams and suppositories only. The oral medication, Diflucan (fluconazole) (a single-dose medication), has not been proven safe during pregnancy and lactation. ...Read more

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Could you give an easy, home remedy for the mouth/coldsore- herpes simplex please?

Could you give an easy, home remedy for the mouth/coldsore- herpes simplex please?

Treating Herpes: Treating herpes has become routine and simple in american medicine. There are three common oral herpes medications that are generally very effective. I often use the generics as a first line approach. Your family physician can get this prescribed for you for acute outbreaks or for suppression of outbreaks if these happen frequently. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to cure pimples using home remedy in few days?

Can you tell me how to cure pimples using home remedy in few days?

Not possible: Acne is a skin eruption triggered by a complex interplay between hormones, skin type and skin care practices. It will not clear up in a few days regardless of treatment type. (home remedy or prescription) The best chance of clearing comes from developing a skin care routine with the aid of your physician and understanding the effects of the skin treatment options. ...Read more

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Testing for meningitis during pregnancy. How do they do it?

Testing for meningitis during pregnancy. How do they do it?

Spinal tap: Meningitis is diagnosed with a spinal tap or lumbar puncture. This procedure is similar (but not as complex to perform) as a spinal epidural given for anesthesia during labor. ...Read more

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How should we prevent teenage HIV infection and pregnancy?

How should we prevent teenage HIV infection and pregnancy?

STD's: I tell all my patients and students that pregnancy is a sexually transmitted disease just as is hiv. Both are reliably prevented by not having sex until you know who your partner is, their HIV status and you are ready for the responsibility that goes along with the behavior. Since this usually falls on deaf ears, condoms are an option but are not 100% effective for either sexually transmitted ds. ...Read more

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How to treat severe herpes outbreak around mouth?

How to treat severe herpes outbreak around mouth?

Antiviral medication: See your physician or if available go to an urgent care clinic to get started on an antiviral medication such as Acyclovir or valicyclovir. These medications can shorten the course of an outbreak and help prevent future outbreaks. The sooner the medication is started the more better it is for shortening the course of the outbreak. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more