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Doctor insights on: Pregnancy Exposure To Varicella

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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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She you avoid chicken pox exposure during pregnancy?

She you avoid chicken pox exposure during pregnancy?

Depends: Most women today do not reach child bearing years without having had chickenpox or the vaccine. That vaccine became available more than a decade ago for those over a year of age. If you had chickenpox or a blood test says you are immune, there is no reason to avoid it.If not immune, you should and a vaccination after delivery would be a good idea. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chicken pox in pregnancy?

What are the causes of chicken pox in pregnancy?

Viral infection: Infection with varicella zoster virus causes chicken pox whether in childhood adulthood or pregnancy. ...Read more

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How to get rid of chickenpox scars in pregnancy?

How to get rid of chickenpox scars in pregnancy?

Wait til delivery: Crater scarring is common in chickenpox. Filling, mechanical dermabrasion (planning), or surgical removal/suturing are most common treatments. All scarring is permanent, but these help reduce visual noticeability. If currently pregnant, wait until delivery and seek consultation with dermatologist or plastic/cosmetic surgeon. ...Read more

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Chicken pox from 3 weeks pregnancy,is there any risk for baby?

Chicken pox from 3 weeks pregnancy,is there any risk for baby?

Pregnancy varicella: If mother gets chicken pox infection during early gestational period (weeks 8 to 20) the fetus is at risk for developing congenital varicella syndrome with limb hypoplasia, skin lesions, neurologic anomalies and eye damage. It is also associated with developing herpes zoster during infancy. Please consult OBGYN expert and neonatologist asap. ...Read more

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Chicken pox effects during sixth month of pregnancy.Does it effects baby?

Chicken pox effects during sixth month of pregnancy.Does it effects baby?

Probably not: Chances are good that no harm will come to baby, but timing is a factor. If you get chicken pox during first or second trimester of pregnancy, there's a slight risk (less than 2 percent overall) that your baby will get something called congenital varicella syndrome. The risk is highest (about 2 percent) if you're infected between 13 and 20 weeks' gestation. At 6 mos. Virtually no risk. ...Read more

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Is acyclovir safe to take in first month of pregnancy? I had herpes zoster mild took acyclovir 5 times a day for 5 days 800mg.Im now pregnant?

Is acyclovir safe to take in first month of pregnancy? I had herpes zoster mild took acyclovir 5 times a day for 5 days 800mg.Im now pregnant?

Probably fine: Acyclovir is technically pregnancy category c, meaning formal studies on the affect on human pregnancies have not been done. There is some data in the literature that shows no risk. But it is still not widely recommended. That being said, if the risk outweighs the benefits then one should be treated. Please discuss this with your OB doc. ...Read more

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Can I get chicken pox as pregnancy symptom?

What do you mean?: Come again? Do you mean can you get chicken pox as a sign of being pregnant? Chicken pox is an infectious disease, that can get transmitted from someone to another by droplets. It does not happen because one is pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


Dr. DAVID AMOS
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Varicella Zoster Virus (Definition)

Varicella-Zoster Virus is a type of herpes virus that causes chicken pox in children and young adults. It causes Zoster, typically in the elderly, which is an outbreak of painful blisters localized in the area of skin innervated ...Read more