Indication Of Herpes On The Lips At 35 Weeks Pregnant?
Good evening doctor, I want a consultation. I am currently 35 weeks pregnant. Already from Monday yesterday my lower lip was like a tingling pain until I got to my lower teeth. And in the area of my lips to my chin there was a red rash and water. I’ve consulted my gynecologist. He advised me to check the blood lab. My doctor said it seemed like there were signs of herpes symptoms. It just so happened that the doctor was also a doctor on my tongue and inner lip. Please help the doctor’s information. thanks.
Hello Mrs. Niken,
Herpes on the lips (herpes labialis) is caused by the Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV 1). Once a person has herpes, the virus will remain in the body and can pass it on to other people, even if there are no symptoms. The virus will remain alive in the body and at any time if immunity decreases or for other reasons, this virus will be active and give symptoms.
HSV virus infection in the first trimester can cause spontaneous miscarriage. HSV in pregnant women is very dangerous if it occurs in the genital area, because it can cause transmission of herpes to the fetus and cause neonatal herpes, due to contact at birth. Neonatal herpes is very dangerous. Usually patients with genital herpes are advised to have a cesarean section. Herpes in the area of the mouth is less likely to be transmitted but still exists. With early and preventive therapy, transmission can be prevented and the baby is likely to stay healthy. Usually the drug acyclovir will be given for a certain period of time.
At this time because the cause is not clear, you should follow the doctor's instructions. Your doctor will know the right treatment and do their best to keep you and your baby healthy.
Also read: Herpes in Pregnancy