Purulent tonsillitis during pregnancy - whether to be afraid of?

April 2, 2014

 purulent tonsillitis during pregnancy
 Purulent tonsillitis - a very unpleasant disease, which is for pregnant women can be doubly frustrating because the disease only aggravates the discomfort associated with pregnancy. Usually purulent tonsillitis during pregnancy Angina during pregnancy - you need the right treatment  Angina during pregnancy - you need the right treatment
   It does not present any particular risk, but with suspected angina should still see a doctor - in some cases it can prevent the development of dangerous complications.



Purulent tonsillitis in pregnant women is generally the same symptoms as that of the other patients:

  • Redness and increase in the tonsils;
  • Pain when swallowing;
  • Heat;
  • Headache;
  • Fatigue, lethargy, drowsiness;
  • Ear pain;
  • Bad breath.

In addition, during pregnancy increased the probability of a little symptoms such as nausea and vomiting when purulent tonsillitis. Some women also have pain in the abdomen Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
 That is understandable, but unfounded concerns - this symptom does not mean that the purulent tonsillitis has a negative impact on the development of pregnancy. If the symptoms of this disease in pregnant women are sometimes more pronounced than in the other patients, this is due to the fact that during pregnancy immunity becomes slightly weaker, and harmless, in general, the disease may occur in the more severe forms. However, in most cases, purulent tonsillitis during pregnancy does not pose a serious threat to the health of mother and child, and successfully held for 10-14 days.


Diagnosis and treatment

Pregnant women with symptoms of purulent tonsillitis, contact your doctor to minimize the risk of complications. The doctor conducting a survey, do the analysis for the detection of pathogens festering sore throat and makes recommendations regarding the treatment, which is usually limited to the use of funds to alleviate the symptoms of the disease. To relieve the symptoms of purulent angina, the patient may take acetaminophen, do gargling, warm compresses to the neck, drink concoctions of herbs - mint Mint and its useful properties: aromatic freshness  Mint and its useful properties: aromatic freshness
 , Pharmacy chamomile, sage Sage - cvyaschennaya grass  Sage - cvyaschennaya grass
 , Calendula. Although herbs are generally very safe, pregnant women before their application should consult with your doctor. If the woman still does not take prenatal vitamins, you need to start taking them - they will not only help strengthen the immune system, but also provide the body with nutrients needed for normal development of the fetus.

Treatment with antibiotics can be administered if the patient's condition will deteriorate rapidly, or if symptoms of purulent angina disappear in two weeks. As a rule, pregnant women in purulent tonsillitis prescribe penicillin or cephalexin - these drugs do not affect the development of the fetus, in addition, they are taken at the minimum effective dose, so the probability of occurrence of any side effects is very low.

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Genital herpes and breast-feeding - in most cases are fully compatible

May 20, 2013

 genital herpes breastfeeding
 Genital herpes and breastfeeding - it's quite common. The virus does not penetrate into the mother's milk, but with him the body of the child receives protective antibodies, allowing a small child getting sick of this infection. But non-compliance with personal hygiene mother-child transmission can still occur.

 Genital herpes and breast-feeding - in most cases are fully compatible

Genital herpes in nursing mothers - Causes

Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex viruses Herpes simplex - in fact, not so simple  Herpes simplex - in fact, not so simple
   first and second types (HSV-1 and HSV-2). Most often it is HSV-2, which is considered the main cause of genital herpes Genital Herpes - Causes  Genital Herpes - Causes
 . HSV-1 usually causes "cold on the lips, but in contact with the genitals (eg during oral-genital sex) and can cause genital herpes.

Genital herpes is divided into primary and recurrent. Primary herpes developed during the initial contact with HSV and runs hard, with increasing temperature, a violation of the general condition of abundant and long eruptions. As a rule, this type of herpes occurs in lactating mothers rarely.

When breastfeeding more likely to develop long-term relapses occurring viral infection. This is due to the fact that the woman's body weakened immunity is reduced, and this opens the way for the development of an infection. In recurrent genital herpes lesions are rarely abundant and hold them, as a rule, not more than a week, and then completely disappear.

Some nursing mothers develop recurrences of genital herpes often, every two - four weeks. This gives occasion to reflect on the state of your immune system, since HSV is activated only in reducing the body's defenses.

 Genital herpes and breast-feeding - in most cases are fully compatible

How to treat genital herpes in nursing mothers

Primary genital herpes requires full immunomodulatory and antiviral treatments, which have to interrupt for a while breastfeeding - drugs that are used for such therapy usually penetrate into the blood and are excreted in human milk. A young child is useless.

But the treatment of recurrence of the disease is quite possible to combine with feeding the baby. Relapses can be treated topically using antivirals. Widely used various creams for topical application on the basis of acyclovir Acyclovir - as it is safe?  Acyclovir - as it is safe?
   (acyclovir, Zovirax), Viru-Merz gel serol etc. They are applied to the affected skin and mucous membranes to five times a day. The course of treatment usually lasts a few days - it determines the physician.

As a rule, against a background of signs of the disease such treatment rapidly.

 Genital herpes and breast-feeding - in most cases are fully compatible

How to avoid infecting the baby at relapse of genital herpes in the mother

It should be clearly understood that the baby through breast milk infected infection can not, on the contrary, it contains maternal antibodies that protect the baby from infection.

However, the infection may be transmitted to the baby through the mother's hands. Therefore, their purity must be constantly monitored. After hygiene and treatments hands should be washed several times with soap can be used for processing disinfecting solutions, for example, a solution of betadine, but after the solution has dried, it should be thoroughly washed with hands - as contained in betadine iodine can be dangerous for the baby .

It should also ensure that used in the processing of underwear does not touch a child.

Chest handle disinfectants can not be - it leads to irritation of the skin and the appearance of the nipple microtrauma through which the mammary gland can penetrate bacterial infection and begin mastitis. Treatment of hands is sufficient to prevent infection of the baby.

 Genital herpes and breast-feeding - in most cases are fully compatible

How to boost immunity nursing mothers

During feeding baby Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice
   breast immunomodulators can not be used, so the immune system can be strengthened only through good nutrition, regular exposure to fresh air and recreation.

Diet nursing mother should be complete. A large amount of protein is necessary not only to develop breast milk, but also to maintain maternal immunity. The restoration of immunity are important immune cells that are built from protein. In the absence of protein in the diet of the mother would be impossible to restore immunity. Therefore, it must necessarily daily use lean meat and fish, cheese, dairy products - is not contraindicated during breastfeeding. It should only be excluded fried, spicy and salty foods.

In order to build a cage, you need not only protein, but also the energy to do the job, as well as substances that accelerate these reactions (carbohydrates, enzymes, vitamins and minerals). These women provide vegetables, fruit, cereal. Fats can not be completely excluded - they are also actively involved in metabolism.

Genital herpes in most cases is not an obstacle to breastfeeding.

Galina Romanenko

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