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What Happens If I Have Herpes Outbreak Right Before My Due Date
How can I tell if I am about to or starting to have a herpes outbreak? Are there pre symptoms or indicators?
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
Depends: If it is on your vulva or vagina you will have a cesarean. If it is on your leg or mouth you can deliver vaginally. You should treat the outbreak with antivirals prescribed by your doc. ...Read more
C-section is likely: If you have an outbreak at the time of your labor, c-section is recommended. If the outbreak occurs and you have a few days to get treatment and the lesions resolve in time, you may avoid the c-section. Baby is at increased for severe and potentially fatal perinatal herpes infection (herpes encephalitis--brain infection) etc...Consult doc asap. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hopefully nothing: Leakage around the condom or rupture of the condom may well result in the person who is not infected becoming so. During acute outbreaks the lesions are often uncomfortable enough to preclude much sexual activity, but if not, condoms will generally minimize the risk. Nonetheless it would be preferable to wait until these lesions have healed over. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes simplex: The duration of symptoms with an outbreak is 7-10 days with a range of 2 to 21 days, but those outside values are unusual. Yes they will clear without medication, and unless the medication is begun orally at the time of onset of symptoms the meds will not likely change the duration of symptoms. ...Read more
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