Herpes In The Abdomen And Waist During Pregnancy 32week

Hello doc, I am 32w pregnant and now I have herpes (before I was pregnant too), but I am afraid doc, does it interfere with the health of my fetus? Because I currently live in Solo (red zone covid 19) so many doctors Sp. Og who take a break from doc practice, I finally bought it at the pharmacy, acyclovir ointment 5% and vitamin C and still took osfit dha, is there any additional vitamins besides that doc ?

1 Answer:

Hello Winda,


Thank you for the question.

Need to be clarified, what kind of symptoms of herpes you experience? Has it ever been seen by a doctor and diagnosed as herpes?


Herpes is a skin disease that arises from reactivation of the virus that causes chickenpox. Clinically, herpes is often characterized by a blister rash that appears confined to one side of the skin that is innervated by certain nerve fibers, which can feel itchy, sore, hot, even severe pain. This condition often also makes sufferers more sensitive to light, often experience dizziness, headaches, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, and many other complaints.


However, diagnosing herpes must not be careless. Because, not infrequently, other medical conditions can also show clinical symptoms similar to shingles, for example irritant contact dermatitis, tinea corporis, herpetiformis dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, bites or other insects, drug eruptions, folliculitis, impetigo, and so on. Treatment for each of these conditions is certainly different from herpes.


Our advice, given your current condition is being pregnant, so do not carelessly you use ointments or take any medicine to overcome your complaints. Safer, you first check your complaint to the nearest doctor, do not need to directly obstetrician, so it is ascertained what the cause. That way, of course the doctor can give you the right treatment according to the cause, for example by being given antiviral drugs and other symptomatic treatment if you are experiencing true herpes. As an independent treatment, you need to be more disciplined in maintaining personal hygiene, do not wear tight clothes and made from heat, accompanied by regular rest, drink more water, eat lots of fruit rich in vitamin C, and do not carelessly squeeze or rub off skin rashes that appear .


If it is true that you are experiencing herpes, in the third trimester this infection can be more dangerous. Because herpes infection at the end of pregnancy makes your body do not have enough time to form antibodies against this virus, so the fetus in your womb is also more at risk of contracting the disease. It's just that, if it's true that you mentioned, that you have experienced this disease before, then there should be enough antibodies in your body to protect you and your baby from the possibility of a severe infection.


As mentioned above, to be sure, it is not enough just to have an online consultation like this. Therefore, check yourself first to the nearest health facility. If necessary, the doctor who will examine you will refer you to the obstetrician.


Hope this helps ...

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