Chickenpox Treatment In Pregnant Women?

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at noon doctor, I love. now i’m pregnant with 32 w and suddenly i got chicken pox virus. Already asked the gynecologist, it is recommended to go to the ER. After the ER, I was given acyclovir ointment for external medicine, and 400 mg acyclovir tablet and immunosuppressant to take. The question is whether the drug is safe for pregnant women to take and whether there are any side effects for my baby. Because honestly, I’m still worried about the consumption. Thanks doctor.

1 Answer:

Hi Mardiasih,

Chickenpox infection is an infection caused by the varicella virus which causes the main symptoms in the form of the appearance of water-filled blisters on the surface of the skin which can be accompanied by itching or burning, fever and cough or runny nose. Chickenpox infection like other viral infections will improve in about 7-14 days in people with normal immune systems.

The drugs given by the doctor are still within safe limits for use during pregnancy in accordance with the recommendations given by the doctor. We recommend that in conditions where there is confusion about the drugs given by the doctor, do a re-consultation with the doctor giving the drug to get an explanation about the administration of the drug and also the safety of the drug related to the current pregnancy condition.

In addition, at the time of chickenpox infection, rest well and eat nutritious foods. Avoid breaking the elastic and for the time being avoid sharing personal items such as towels with other people. Keep showering 2 times a day using mild soap and clean water.

I hope this information is helpful.

Regards,

dr. Irvandi

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