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Shingles 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
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
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
Does hepatitis c coinfection prolong window period of hiv? Can hiv pcr test detect it at 8 week post possible exposure?
No, They don't lead : To fetal loss. Bed bug bites may cause no sx's except for 2 small points where skin was punctured. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions with a clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doubt any effect: Shingles is essentially the emergence of a hibernating virus from nerve clusters along the inside of your spine. It travels out the nerve, like a canoe paddling down river to the skin, where pt causes pain & blisters that contain the reactivated virus. To affect baby it would need to enter the blood & pass thru the placenta. This is not a feature of shingles. ...Read more
Can the pregnancy/fetus be effected in 1st-2nd month of pregnancy by cosmic rays during flight? Or should I avoid flight during pregnancy?
Relax: There is no documented evidence that these have any more effect on the fetus than they would if you were on the ground. ...Read more
Can pep suppress to detect HIV after window period (3 months) if pep is started after 2 months of exposure assuming HIV virus transmitted?
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
Varies : Some exposures are time sensitive, thalidamide produces undeveloped limbs only to those exposed from 6-9 wks. Some are variable, alcohol can alter facial features or heart formation in the 1st trimester but injury to brain function throughout pregnancy.Some infections cause fetal loss early, but organ injury, deafness, blindness etc if it occurs late. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hiv antibody test at 6 weeks post possible exposure. How accurate? Symptoms strated after one day of exposure with night sweats.
Chickenpox: Chickenpox is caused by the varicella- zoster virus which is very contagious. It can be spread by direct contact as well as inhalation of aerosolized respiratory secretions or fluid from the blisters. EVen though it is not a "sexually transmitted disease", it could be spread when individuals are sexually intimate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: If you got vzig during early or mid pregnancy, it was likely an effort to avoid CP during pregnancy & possible effects on the fetus. Vzig is a transient protection, lasting at high levels for the first wk & dropping off to nothing after a month or so. If it was given within a wk or so of birth, baby might have transient protection. If earlier, i wouldn't count on it. ...Read more
If hsv1 initial outbreak randomly occurs years after exposure- is this a concern for HIV? No risk factors, and tested negative before current partner
NO: these are not necessarily related to each other. ...Read more
Wouldn't do it.: Airborne is a cocktail of vitamins and minerals which is supposed to boost the immune system when a common cold is suspected. It contains vitamin a, which in excess may cause birth defects. Also, there is no evidence that airborne is effective at all and you should not waste your money. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a baby were exposed to HSV2 during childbirth, when would initial symptoms be expected? Is it possible to develop HSV2 meningioencephalitis at 4 months of age if no prior symptoms of exposure?
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster), occurring in people who have had chicken pox some time in their past. ...Read more
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