Acyclovir Pregnancy - will have a healthy baby

January 29, 2012

 Acyclovir Pregnancy
 Acyclovir during pregnancy is prescribed for herpes infection. But do it mostly with primary infection with herpes during pregnancy. If a woman has already had a pre-pregnancy genitelny herpes, acyclovir is prescribed is not always.

 Acyclovir Pregnancy - will have a healthy baby

For what purpose is assigned to pregnant women acyclovir

Acyclovir - is an antiviral medication that is prescribed for herpes and cytomegalovirus infections. Herpes - a viral infection that is mainly caused by viruses gepresa I and type II. Herpes simplex virus type I causes cold sores on the lips Herpes on the lips - problems with immunity  Herpes on the lips - problems with immunity
 , Facial skin, and type II - genital herpes.

The herpes virus, once caught in the human body, it remains there for life, sometimes manifesting itself in the form of relapses. To the virus in the body develop antibodies that inhibit its manifestations.

During pregnancy is dangerous mainly primary genital herpes, as long as the body of a pregnant woman it has not developed antibodies, there is a danger that it can cross the placenta and infect the growing fetus. But this danger is not so great, the herpes virus even when primary infection is transmitted to the fetus are rare. More rarely it is transmitted in the course of recurrent herpes, when the woman was infected with it before pregnancy. Therefore, genital herpes is no reason for abortion.

Nevertheless, there is a danger of infection, and to this fetus may have very serious consequences. He can develop herpetic lesions of the internal organs, particularly dangerous herpetic lesions of the brain. All this may lead to premature termination of pregnancy, and severe diseases child.

Herpes during pregnancy may not cause infection of the fetus, but the danger remains at birth: the baby can be infected during passage through the birth canal of the mother. In this case, more likely to develop herpetic lesions of the skin and mucous membranes, which can also be very difficult to proceed.

In order to determine the presence in the body of the herpes virus type II and its degree of activity conducted laboratory studies. DNA identification is carried out by the herpes virus blood tests and swabs from the vagina and cervix using PCR and the presence of antibodies to the herpes virus (herpes speaks of recurrent presence in the blood of women immunoglobulin G). According to the research addressed the issue of the appointment of antiviral drugs.

 Acyclovir Pregnancy - will have a healthy baby

Acyclovir - antiviral drug

Acyclovir - is an antiviral drug that has activity against the herpes virus. It is relatively harmless drug because it exhibits selective activity by acting only on cells infected by a virus. In healthy cells it has no effect. This happens because the herpes virus infected cells produce a special enzyme that converts acyclovir into an active form. The active form of acyclovir permeates through the membrane of infected cells and inhibits the multiplication of viruses.

This selective (selective) allows you to apply effects of acyclovir in the treatment of patients with relatively high doses without compromising his health - the drug is generally well tolerated. But in some cases, there are side effects. Acyclovir during pregnancy is not contraindicated, but it is recommended to prescribe with caution and only when there are clear indications.

Courses of treatment with acyclovir is prescribed mainly in the case of a pregnant woman's primary herpes. In addition, the decision on the appointment of acyclovir may be taken in the case of frequent exacerbations of recurrent genital herpes. It is generally carried out a five-day course of treatment with acyclovir. Mandatory study on herpes repeated before delivery, and if the analysis shows that in secretions from the cervical canal is infected woman carried the delivery was by Caesarean section.

 Acyclovir Pregnancy - will have a healthy baby

The side effects of acyclovir in the treatment of pregnant women

Numerous clinical studies have shown that acyclovir Acyclovir - as it is safe?  Acyclovir - as it is safe?
   no adverse effects on the fetus and treatment of pregnant women it is quite safe. However, acyclovir can give the following side effects:

  • ingestion - nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
 , Headache, dizziness, weakness, fatigue, sleep disorders Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
 , Transient abnormal liver function and kidney function, changes in blood count (decrease in the number of blood leukocytes and erythrocytes);
  • with topical 5% ointment or cream may occur skin irritation or mucosal erythema, edema, dryness and scaling of the skin;
  • Allergic reactions are also possible.

But the side effects of acyclovir are rare, atsikloovira safety of pregnant women under medical supervision proved.

Galina Romanenko

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7 danger signs in pregnancy

May 10, 2012

 danger signs of pregnancy
 How to determine what are the symptoms of pregnancy are normal and which indicate the danger? Some expectant mothers panic and run to the doctor at the slightest pain. Others may ignore the danger signs, believing that it is okay. How to determine which symptoms in pregnant women are a cause for immediate treatment to the doctor, and what can wait until the next scheduled inspection? All the experts agree that it is better to once again alarmed than miss the danger. If in doubt, call a doctor.

 7 danger signs in pregnancy

Bleeding at any stage of pregnancy

The bleeding can indicate a variety of problems. Heavy bleeding, abdominal pain and cramping in early pregnancy may indicate an ectopic pregnancy. This condition can be deadly.

In the first and the beginning of the second trimester of severe bleeding and cramping can indicate miscarriage Miscarriage - can you protect yourself from it?  Miscarriage - can you protect yourself from it?
 . In the third semester, the same symptoms may occur due to rupture of the placenta.

If during pregnancy you have started bleeding, do not hesitate to immediately seek medical attention.

 7 danger signs in pregnancy

Severe nausea and vomiting

Nausea and vomiting are so severe that you can not keep anything, can lead to dehydration and lack of nutrients. This may cause defects in the development of the fetus or premature birth.

The doctor may prescribe anti-nausea drugs are safe, as well as advise the products to be better absorbed to ensure that you and your child with all necessary.

 7 danger signs in pregnancy

The dramatic decline in the level of activity of the child

If a child is constantly pushing ahead, and now moves much less, it may indicate that he is not getting enough oxygen and nutrients from the placenta. To identify a problem, you can drink cold water or eat something and then lie on your side and check whether the child will begin to move.

You can try to count the number of perturbations and shocks the child for a certain period of time, but for that you need to know how often this has happened before. A very rough estimate of normal activity - ten or more shocks for two hours. If they are less, contact your doctor, he will be able to determine if all is normal with baby

 7 danger signs in pregnancy

Struggles at the beginning of the third trimester

The contractions may be a sign of preterm labor. But it may be the so-called false labor (they are weaker than this, spasmodic and tested over time and are not amplified). However, it is better not to risk the health of the child, and if you think you went into labor, call your doctor. If the time for delivery is still too early, the doctor can prevent premature labor.

 7 danger signs in pregnancy

Send Water

If you feel the release of large amounts of fluid, probably a water broke. Sometimes, this symptom can be confused with urinary incontinence (arises from the increased pressure of the uterus on the bladder). In this case, try to go to the toilet and empty your bladder Urinary bladder - structure and function  Urinary bladder - structure and function
 . But if fluid continues to stand out, immediately contact your doctor.

 7 danger signs in pregnancy

Permanent severe headache, abdominal pain, vision problems and swelling in the third trimester

These symptoms may indicate preeclampsia. This is a dangerous condition that can be identified by the high pressure and elevated levels of protein in the urine The protein in the urine - a sign of danger, which should not be underestimated  The protein in the urine - a sign of danger, which should not be underestimated
 Usually it occurs after the twentieth week of pregnancy. With timely treatment doctor can help to cope with this condition.

 7 danger signs in pregnancy

Flu-like symptoms

Pregnant women more likely to get the flu during an epidemic - because of the greater stress on the immune system. Also, pregnant women greater the likelihood of complications.

Pay attention to symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, nausea, diarrhea. In this state, it is not necessary to run the clinic, so as not to infect others. Call a doctor in the house. In addition, pregnant women are advised to be vaccinated against influenza The flu shot - does it make sense to do it?  The flu shot - does it make sense to do it?

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