Herpes is transmitted by contact, but is most common sexual transmission of the virus. The duration of the acute period of the disease is about ten days later it goes into a latent form. The virus remains in the body for life. The main symptoms of penile herpesis a rash on the labia, in the form of bubbles filled with a transparent liquid, which within a few days burst, and in their place are formed ulcers. A pregnant woman feels unpleasant itching and burning sensation in the genital area. The body temperature can rise to 39 degrees, a headache and a General feeling of weakness. If you have any such symptoms, immediately consult a physician to identify the causative agent and start a specific therapy.
If genital herpes occurs for the first time in the first trimester of pregnancy, the consequence of infection can be congenital malformations of the fetus, often incompatible with life. The virus herpesand type II has destructive properties of fetal tissue, only 15% of children in the case of illness during pregnancy are born healthy. Consider this factor when deciding to keep the pregnancy or to terminate. Recurrent genital herpes is less dangerous for the child, the blood of the mother in this case already has antibodies to the virus.
If the infection occurred after 12 weeks of pregnancy, treat the disease, using a variety of antiviral drugs. To do this, consult your doctor. In no case do not start to treat herpes yourself, as it may lead to negative consequences, both for you and for baby.
Antiviral drugs are available in the form of tablets, ointments, suppositories and creams. For pregnant women the recommended antiviral ointment, they are applied topically and therefore have on the fetus is minimal impact. For rapid wound healing, use rosehip oil, sea buckthorn, which lubricate the vaginal walls. The treatment is sufficiently long, give at least three weeks. In this disease, in addition to specific antiviral treatment, prescribed drugs for increase of immunity, which include Echinacea, b vitamins, leatherock and ginseng.
Pregnant women who have had herpes, must three weeks before the birth to go to the hospital to prevent infection of the fetus during the birth process. Usually in such cases appoint a cesarean section. Remember that before planning of pregnancy is necessary to conduct a full course of examination on the virus herpes.