Angina during pregnancy - you need the right treatment - Effects
March 23, 2014
- Angina during pregnancy - you need the right treatment
Angina during pregnancy: implications
Many people in their lifetime than once suffered from angina
Angina - is it worth it to carry "on their feet"?
no health effects, but during pregnancy the body as a result of the weakening of the immune system becomes more vulnerable to disease. Effect of angina pregnancy is not well studied, but it is known that its complications can be very dangerous for both the mother and the fetus.
Tonsillitis can give complication on the heart and kidneys, cause rheumatic fever, inflammation of the middle ear, to aggravate edema, which affects many pregnant. In some, severe cases, complications of tonsillitis lead to sepsis, but now this happens very rarely. In general, then, as a sore throat affects pregnancy depends on the general health of the woman and whether she received timely and adequate treatment. If a woman goes to a doctor in time, a sore throat, is not likely to lead to serious consequences. Exceptions may be instances when a sore throat during pregnancy occurs in women who suffer from diseases that lead to decreased immunity, but also for such patients have modern medicine, there are many tools to successfully carry and give birth to a healthy baby.
Talking about what is dangerous angina during pregnancy also need to mention the medications used to treat it. When bacterial tonsillitis woman may prescribe antibiotics, which are generally considered safe for pregnant women, but in some cases can cause severe diarrhea, dehydration, heartburn, nausea and vomiting. If these symptoms persist for a long time, this may lead to the fact that the fetus will not receive the necessary nutrients. Therefore, potentially the most dangerous is a sore throat at the beginning of pregnancy - nutrient deficiency in this period can lead to abnormalities in fetal development and abortion
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. Angina in late pregnancy if it occurs in a very acute form, or with complications can cause premature birth. It should be emphasized that there are given the worst-case scenario; in most cases, a sore throat during pregnancy passes without consequences for both mother and fetus.
According to currently available scientific data, neither viral nor bacterial tonsillitis in nursing mothers is not particularly dangerous for children. Moreover, when a person becomes ill with angina, his body produces antibodies that fall, including breast milk. Thus, a nursing mother passes antibodies to her baby, and the chance of infection is reduced. At the same time, the woman should take measures to further protect the child - to wash hands frequently, be sure to cover your mouth as she sneezes or coughs in his presence, to see to it that the child not to touch the objects, which could get the saliva containing the virus or bacteria.
Bacterial tonsillitis during breastfeeding, as well as during pregnancy, sometimes treated with antibiotics
Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?
. Penicillin, aminopenicillin, clavulanic acid, cephalosporins, macrolides and metronidazole
Metronidazole - what is it?
in minimal effective doses are considered safe for breastfeeding mothers and infants; while taking these drugs, you can not suspend breastfeeding. Also permitted paracetamol, aspirin (less than 100 mg per day) and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Tests for infections during pregnancy - checking the body - Diagnosis
October 1, 2014
- Tests for infections during pregnancy - check the body
Analysis on group B streptococci during pregnancy
Approximately 10-30% of pregnant women in the vagina, anus or surrounding areas live group B streptococci, which are generally safe for adults, but may cause infections in the child, and even lead to the death of the fetus. Experts recommend that all pregnant women (with two exceptions) do analysis on group B streptococci at 35-37 weeks of pregnancy. The exceptions are cases in which a woman has previously had babies infected with these bacteria, as well as, if a woman during pregnancy had an infection of the urinary system caused by this type of streptococcus. In such cases, patients are referred to once high risk, and they are without any preliminary tests appointed a special treatment with antibiotics during labor, which can significantly reduce the chance of infection of the child.
Before were introduced compulsory tests for group B streptococcus during pregnancy, infections caused by these bacteria occurred in 2-3 from thousands of newborns. Symptoms of these infections pose a serious threat to the health and lives of children, appear in the first week of life (most often - in the first 24 hours). At the present time, thanks to timely diagnosis, the proportion of cases dropped to 0.35 per thousand.
Why such analyzes are not carried out at the beginning of the pregnancy? The reason for this is that the bacteria throughout the life of carrying a child may repeatedly disappear and reappear. Therefore, both negative and positive analysis of group B streptococcus does not allow an accurate prediction as to whether the bacteria present in the genital area of women at childbirth. Treatment with antibiotics in early pregnancy also does not prevent the development of infection a few weeks or months later. Therefore, the only reliable way to avoid infection with group B streptococcus a child - it analyzes, shortly before the birth and, where necessary, the use of antibiotics during labor.
To analyze the physician performs sampling of flora of the vagina and anus (this can cause quite painful). The results will be known in two to three days. It is also possible to carry out such rapid tests already during childbirth, the results of which will be ready in about an hour. However, their accuracy is somewhat lower than that of conventional tests, and they are engaged only when absolutely necessary.
A blood test for intrauterine infections
It can also be used to detect congenital cytomegalovirus; this disease indicates both the presence of antibodies to the virus, and elevated levels of bilirubin. In the first two to three weeks of life may be made by urine test for cytomegalovirus
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. Signs of the disease may be jaundice (a yellowish color of the skin and whites of the eyes), skin rash, convulsions. When such symptoms the child should immediately go to a doctor for examination.
Children whose mothers are diseases, not amenable to treatment (eg, HIV infection) or infections that were not treated at the time of delivery, be sure to check for infection soon after their birth.
Timely detection of intrauterine infection in many cases not only saves the life of a child, but also allows him to live a full life in the future.
Tests for infections before pregnancy
The importance of regular prenatal tests all know, the vast majority of new moms - at least in developed countries - during pregnancy pass all necessary inspections. However, many experts say that ideally women should undergo examination, and including, to be tested for infection
Tests for infections - important indicators
before conception. Women who feel well and have no chronic diseases, may decide that it's too much - why start something to worry about pregnancy, because simply live a healthy lifestyle. In fact, the early diagnosis of certain infections may reduce the risk of miscarriage or birth defects.
So, at the planning stage of pregnancy it is recommended to do a blood test and analysis of a smear. They allow you to identify all those infections, which we discussed above - rubella, HIV, chicken pox, hepatitis B
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C, STD, cytomegalovirus, toxoplasmosis, and others. If an infectious disease is treatable, it must be cured before pregnancy.
In addition, the partner is also recommended women be tested for infection - some diseases, such as sexually transmitted diseases, one of the partners identified earlier than the other.