Is It Dangerous For Herpes To Be Conceived?

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I am 28 years old, and my first child is only 16 weeks old, around the abdomen and thighs appear small red like fire, said my midwife had herpes, is this dangerous for my fetus? What should I do?

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Hello Juni Lestrai Koto, thank you for the question on HealthReplies.com.


Reading your complaints, the herpes referred to by the midwife may be shingles or also referred to as chicken pox.


This disease is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, the varicella zoster virus. However, in patients with shingles, the virus is not acquired because of transmission from other people but infection that occurs again due to decreased immune system. This can occur because in people who have been exposed to chickenpox, the virus that causes the disease has never really disappeared from the body and may appear at a time when the immune system is decreasing. Also keep in mind that this disease can still be contagious for others, especially for people who have never had chickenpox.


For cases of shingles that occur during the pregnancy itself are actually quite rare, but still can occur and require immediate treatment to help speed healing, immediate examination is also needed to ascertain whether this infection causes interference with your pregnancy or not, due to the risk of disability in fetuses due to this infection remain even though quite small. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you immediately consult a gynecologist to determine whether you really have shingles or have other diseases.


In the meantime, you should continue to take care of the cleanliness of your skin as usual, and you can keep bathing as usual, but avoid excessive friction in places where there are complaints. Also wear loose clothing to prevent the skin from sticking. Henceforth, follow all doctor's recommendations to ensure that you get optimal therapy and keep your uterus safe.


I hope this helps.

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