Does Herpes In Late Trimester Pregnant Women Affect The Fetus?

Yesterday I felt sore itching around my thighs. Apparently when I saw it turned out karurawit / herpes, I happened to be pregnant with the age of the womb who was just waiting for HPL. I have treated this wound traditionally using crushed garlic. My question is whether this is very influential on the fetus I am carrying? Please give the info, thank you. On Monday the plan will take control to the clinic.

1 Answer:

Hello Sri,


Thank you for the question.

Keep in mind the following:


First, sore and itching on the skin of the thigh does not always occur due to herpes. It could also, this complaint arises because of other skin infections, irritant or allergic contact dermatitis, insect bites, sores on the skin, and many other possible reasons. If you have not checked yourself into a doctor, you should not draw conclusions too early huh ..


Second, if it is true that you are experiencing herpes, then indeed, if this infection occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy, the fetus in your womb is more likely to have a negative impact because of it. Because, at the age of the womb that is already large enough, the mother's body does not have enough time to make antibodies that can be transferred to the fetus in the womb so that it makes it more immune to disease. Not only that, if herpes occurs around the birth canal, then if during labor the herpes is still not cured, your baby may be at risk of contracting it due to contact with herpes rashes during labor.


Therefore, you should check yourself directly to the doctor or obstetrician. Your doctor is certainly more competent to give you the best treatment steps according to the cause and its safety for the fetus in your womb. If it is true that you have herpes, then in order to minimize the risk of transmission to the fetus, you will usually be given several types of drugs. You may also be advised to have a cesarean delivery if necessary (usually if herpes hasn't healed until delivery).


In the meantime, so that the complaints on your thighs get better soon, you should do first:

Take a clean and diligent bath
After bathing, use clothes that are clean, not tight, and absorb sweat
Avoid exchanging personal items with others
Not scratching, sloughing off, or forcibly resolving complaints that appear on the skin of the thighs
Drink more, rest, and eat nutritious food
Periodically control pregnancy to the obstetrician
Do not carelessly take any medicine without a doctor's prescription

Hope this helps ...

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