26week Pregnant With Chickenpox, Contracting Her First Child. Danger Or Not?

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I am currently pregnant with my second child, 26w .. 2 weeks ago my son was the first to get chickenpox n now it’s gone .. in the afternoon after I take a shower there are red watery spots on my stomach .. is it dangerous for pregnant women and fetuses? What should I do? Atw have to drink what so that there are not many healthy cpt? thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Henyy,

Chicken pox is caused due to infection with the Varicella zoster virus. Symptoms are fever, a watery rash that then dries up into a scab and then falls off on its own, itching, and other symptoms such as flu symptoms. Chicken pox is transmitted through the sputum of the sufferer, for example when coughing or sneezing.

Chicken pox can get better on its own, but pregnant women need to be careful. Some of the complications of chickenpox in pregnancy include:

For pregnant women: pneumonia, encephalitis, hepatitis, this risk increases if the pregnancy is more than 20 weeks. Fetus in the womb: If the infection is in the middle of early pregnancy: congenital varicella syndrome, can be scars on the skin, muscle and bone disorders, small head, blindness, seizures, and mental retardation) If the infection is at 28-36 weeks of age: often causes no symptoms but shingles may occur at a later date due to reactivation of the chickenpox virus that enters the fetus during pregnancy If the infection is over 36 weeks of age: increases the risk of the baby born with chickenpox Newborn: increases the risk of dangerous neonatal varicella The most appropriate step you can do at this time is for you to see a gynecologist so that further tests can be done to confirm the condition of you and your fetus. The doctor will also provide the most appropriate and safe treatment for you, for example by using immunoglobulin or antiviral drugs if the symptoms of chickenpox begin to appear. Do not take any medicine without a doctor's recommendation during pregnancy.

Some tips you can do:

Get plenty of rest. Drink plenty of water. Consume healthy and nutritious food. Keep your body clean by taking a shower as usual, but keep the pimples from breaking. Hope this can help you,

Thank you

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