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What To You For A Fever Blister During Pregnancy
How can you get immediate help with an outbreak you are unsure is a fever blister or imepetigo when the doctor you've been going to is gone for a week?
Oral herpes Rx: Call the office; probably a colleague is covering. Or visit an urgent care clinic. If you have had recurrent oral herpes ("fever blister", "cold sore") and this outbreak is similar probably that's it, not impetigo. Recurrent herpes must be treated within 2 days or it won't help. Start taking acyclovir or valacyclovir if it's on hand; it won't hurt anything even if the sore isn't herpes. Good luck! ...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
Acyclovir: Fever blisters or cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus and is contagious. Should be treated with oral antivirals such as acyclovir, valacyclovir (valtrex), Famciclovir (famvir). Topicals such as abreva and Denavir (penciclovir) are much less effective. Best to take the oral meds right when you feel the prodrome (tingling) which is the sensation prior to appearance of the blister or lesion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for a pregnant women to spot during her first 2 weeks of pregnancy is it normal to discharge any liquids can someone answer please
Yes: A woman may have spotting at 2 weeks because of implantation bleeding. There are many reasons for discharge including recent intercourse and infection. Have your friend see a provider if she is not sure. ...Read more
Post infection fever: Call doc immediatley. Could be recurrent infection! ...Read more
What to do if I have adenomyoma of the uterus. is it possible to have a low grade fever for 2-3 days prior to my period.?
Varies: Each state has a different time when this procedure can be preformed. ...Read more
I would like to know if you could have herpes for quite awhile before your first outbreak of blisters?
For your baby to be subject to neonatal herpes, you have to of gotten herpes while pregnant or is it anytime close to the time of pregnancy?
Varies: The highest risk will be if mom has her first outbreak around the time of delivery.Neither she or the baby by transfer would have any antibodies to fight it any.If acquired sooner in life or early in pregnancy, there is some risk but less, because the kid can be exposed to virus shed during a vaginal delivery. Good control of outbreaks (meds) and c-section before labor can eliminate most risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i spot/bleed as a result of internal examination durin gpregnancy. Is it normal to start spotting a week before you find out you are pregnant?
Tests available: The herpes virus comes in 2 types: herpes simplex (hsv) 1&2. Antibodies (igg) to both viruses can be tested to see if you have lasting immunity and (igm) short-term antibodies check to see if you have had a recent infection. Unfortunately the igg levels can not tell how long ago you were exposed. Also herpes 1 & 2 viruses can cause either oral or genital herpes. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does an o.B. Have a certain proceedure they must follow when testing for a bladder infection? Example: if a woman 9 1/2 months pregnant, gives her doctor the following symtoms: irratation, discomfort, rash, and a white mucusy discharge. Can the o.B. Just
Is it safe for a physically active woman to do a strenuous mountain hike to an altitude of about 3500m during the first trimester of pregnancy?
Not safe: The air at 3500 meters (over 10, 000 ft) above sea level is significantly thinner and has less oxygen in it than you are used to. It is not a good idea to expose your developing baby to reduced oxygen (hypoxia), and the hazard would be greatest in the first trimester. This is especially true if you have a heart or lung problem (asthma). Mountain sickness at altitude is another hazard to your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that pregnancy hormones can linger in your body for up to a month after an abortion? How long would a person have to wait to take a p.T?
What are signs of a UTI in a 17m old girl? If she has one, do I need to get her in to see a doctor or can I treat it at home? If so, how?
See doctor: Should see doctor. You do not want to damage kidneys. Urine culture will make sure proper organism treated. Many times in this age there are issues with reflux from the bladder to kidneys which can affect function of kidneys. Severity and number of infections also enter into workup and diagnosis. Sometimes VCUG (fluoroscopic bladder study) and ultrasound of kidneys may need to be performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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