Prevention Of Transmission Of Chickenpox To Pregnant Women 9 Months?
Asslamualaikum r nDok I want to ask, I have chickenpox r nIn the house there is my child who is 1 year and 3 months old, and my wife is 9 months pregnant r nI am afraid it will be contagious, if my wife has already had it chicken pox r nTo overcome / how to solve it r nThank you
Chickenpox is a disease caused by infection with the varicella zoster virus. Chickenpox is a contagious disease. Chickenpox is transmitted by inhalation of air, by droplets of saliva or by direct contact with existing lesions. Chickenpox can occur at any age, both in children and adults. Usually in adults who have had chickenpox, if they are exposed to the virus it will cause reactivation and cause shingles.
if your wife is pregnant, then it is still a potential danger for your wife. Chickenpox infection or if your wife has herpes can be bad for fetal development. Therefore, usually if pregnant women are exposed to people who have chickenpox, they can be given varicella immunoglobulin within 72-96 hours after exposure to chickenpox. Or it may also be given a certain antiviral drug.
In your child aged 1 year 3 months, then prevention can also use immuglobulin or certain antiviral administration. In addition, it is also important that you do not get too close to your children and your wife for a while. wear a mask when close to your wife and children.
It is recommended that you see a doctor directly, so that the doctor can give you the right therapy, so that it can speed up healing. also check your wife to a gynecologist, it may take certain precautions in accordance with the clinical situation of your wife.
Here's an article that you can read about the dangerous chicken pox during pregnancy
may be useful. thank you