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I have been possibly exposed to chickenpox, and pregnant, what should I do?

I have been possibly exposed to chickenpox, and pregnant, what should I do?

Check with OB: Most adults have had chickenpox as children & if you did you and your baby are at no risk. If you didn't, your OB can guide you. There are some issues that arise if you have it mid pregnancy, but the worst outcome for baby occurs if they erupt with it around birth or that first week. Medication is available for those rare episodes & can be life saving. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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What will happen if I got pregnant and infected with chickenpox on the same month?what happens to the fetus?

What will happen if I got pregnant and infected with chickenpox on the same month?what happens to the fetus?

Please see your doctor: Immediately! Check those links as well, hopefully yourself and your fetus will be fine http://www.babycenter.com/0_chicken-pox-during-pregnancy_9329.bc http://www.patient.co.uk/health/chickenpox-contact-and-pregnancy http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1109.aspx?CategoryID=54#close http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/pregnancy-week-by-week/expert-answers/chickenpox-and-pregnancy/faq-20057886 ...Read more

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My sis is pregnant 1st time . and she got chickenpox, what to do?

My sis is pregnant 1st time . and she got chickenpox, what to do?

Wait it out: There is variable effect of Cpx during pregnancy.The worst risk occurs if mom is infected and symptomatic around the time of labor.In this interval she and baby can both have severe complications, but they can be managed medically with good outcome. Less than 5% of those infected during early or mid pregnancy will show any effect on the baby. ...Read more

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What should I do if i'm pregnant and get exposed to the chickenpox?

What should I do if i'm pregnant and get exposed to the chickenpox?

See your doctor.: Depends on how pregnant you are. Early in pregnancy (first 3 months), there is very little chance that the fetus will develop chickenpox. Chickenpox later in pregnancy can be a serious problem for your baby, however. Even if you're early, you need to inform your obstetrician, who may wish to treat you with acyclovir. ...Read more

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My sister is pregnant and she got the chickenpox. Is this dangerous?

My sister is pregnant and she got the chickenpox. Is this dangerous?

Not for most: Depending on how far along she is, there may or may not be an issue with baby. A percentage will show some skin or other skin findings at birth that appear like scars. CPX is most dangerous to both if it occurs during the days leading up to delivery or just after delivery. Severe maternal and fetal/neonatal disease is possible. ...Read more

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Can you get chickenpox after you've had them i'm so worried because i'm pregnant.

Can you get chickenpox after you've had them i'm so worried because i'm pregnant.

You are safe: Having had chickenpox makes you immune from getting it again. Pregnancy often makes women worry about all sorts of things, that is normal. You are not the first and will certainly not be the last, . ...Read more

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My husbands friend has a baby with chickenpox . I'm pregnant & my husband recently hung out with his friend but not the baby, can I still catch it?

My husbands friend has a baby with chickenpox . I'm pregnant & my husband recently hung out with his friend but not the baby, can I still catch it?

No risk, no worries: Unless your parents skipped your childhood vaccinations, you probably were immunized against chickenpox and can't catch it again. Even if not, hust hanging out with the father of a child with chickenpox isn't a risk at all. You could only be infected if you personally had close contact with the infected baby. On top of all that, chickenpox isn't dangerous to pregnant women or their babies. ...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

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