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What is a safe way to treat shingles during pregnancy?
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Dr. Jan Rydfors
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Valtrex (valacyclovir) for 7 days
Shingles is when dormant chickenpox virus reactivates and causes painful blisters on limited areas of your skin.
It will often appear with pregnancy and other immunocompromised states. Shingles is not dangerous to your unborn baby. The best treatment is oral valtrex (valacyclovir) for seven days. Valtrex is a prescription drug and is felt to be safe to take in pregnancy.

In brief: Valtrex (valacyclovir) for 7 days
Shingles is when dormant chickenpox virus reactivates and causes painful blisters on limited areas of your skin.
It will often appear with pregnancy and other immunocompromised states. Shingles is not dangerous to your unborn baby. The best treatment is oral valtrex (valacyclovir) for seven days. Valtrex is a prescription drug and is felt to be safe to take in pregnancy.
Dr. Jan Rydfors
Dr. Jan Rydfors
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Acyclovir
Acyclovir or valtrex (valacyclovir).

In brief: Acyclovir
Acyclovir or valtrex (valacyclovir).
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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