Valtrex and pregnancy - Reception strictly on the evidence

July 22, 2012

 Valtrex pregnancy
 Valtrex - antiviral drug that is converted in the human body to acyclovir. Acyclovir is also used during pregnancy to treat herpes cytomegalovirus infections. As for Valtrex, the experience of the drug in pregnant women is insufficient.

 Valtrex and pregnancy - Reception strictly on the evidence

In some cases, pregnant women are prescribed Valtrex

Antiviral drugs are used during pregnancy to treat herpes and cytomegalovirus infections. Both of these infections can produce severe complications of the fetus. But it is not always. The decision to treat or not to treat this pregnant woman and how a drug takes only a doctor.

Herpes infection (genital herpes, herpes simplex virus Herpes simplex - in fact, not so simple  Herpes simplex - in fact, not so simple
   Type 2) is dangerous mainly for primary infection is during pregnancy. During the initial infection of a woman's body does not have time to develop protective antibodies to the virus, and it can penetrate through the placenta to the fetus, causing fetal infection. Such complications are not always - the placenta protects the fetus from infection, however, with the primary infection and the risk is so appointed women to antiviral therapy.

In some cases, the marked decrease in immunity Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults  Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults
   Women with genital herpes during pregnancy develop frequent relapses of the disease - it can also serve as a pretext for the appointment of antiviral drugs.

It happens so that intrauterine infection is not present, but the baby is infected during childbirth, so women suffering from genital herpes, carefully examined and if at the end of pregnancy on the surface of the mucous membranes of the genitals reveal the herpes virus, delivery is carried out by Caesarean section.

Cytomegalovirus infection is caused by cytomegalovirus (CMV), which is a type of herpes virus. The disease most women have no symptoms and are unaware of the disease. A feature of CMV is that it can easily pass through the placenta, causing intrauterine infection of the fetus, so women who have in the survey was found cytomegalovirus infection, often being treated. It is dangerous not only to primary infection with CMV, but the long flowing infection, as during pregnancy decreases the immunity and the virus is activated.

 Valtrex and pregnancy - Reception strictly on the evidence

Valtrex and its effects on the body of a pregnant woman.

Valtrex has antiviral effect, acting directly on the virus. The mechanism of action of this drug is associated with the fact that it decomposes at body metabolites (metabolic products), one of which is acyclovir. The resulting inactive acyclovir under the action of enzymes secreted by virus, is transformed into the active acyclovir. The latter of which is embedded in the DNA of the virus and stop its reproduction. Unlike drug acyclovir Valtrex operates more efficiently.

The action of acyclovir on the body of the pregnant women studied and proven in numerous clinical conditions. It has no negative impact on the body of the pregnant woman and the fetus. Including it has no teratogenicity (congenital malformations) and embryotoxic effects on the fetus. Therefore, acyclovir Acyclovir - as it is safe?  Acyclovir - as it is safe?
   is the most commonly used drug in pregnant women suffering from genital herpes and cytomegalovirus infection.

As for Valtrex, the laboratory studies in animals have not revealed its teratogenic and embryotoxic effects on the fetus, however, clinical trials of the drug in pregnant women were not conducted. Valtrex in some cases appointed during pregnancy, but the experience of the appointment of this group of patients there. Therefore, it is administered only if the expected benefit to the mother's body than the potential harm to the fetus.

 Valtrex and pregnancy - Reception strictly on the evidence

When a pregnant woman is shown Valtrex

Treatment Valtrex is appointed in the case of a woman during pregnancy for the first time contracted genital herpes. In this case, too great a risk of intrauterine infection, therefore appointed a course of antiviral treatment. If used during pregnancy develop frequent recurrences of herpes flowing long, sometimes also prescribe a course of treatment Valtrex.

When CMV woman being treated in any way, because during pregnancy there is activation of the virus causing the disease. The course of treatment Valtrex usually lasts five days.

Valtrex can produce side effects. However, pregnant women are not assigned to large doses of the drug and the duration of its courses, so side effects are usually minimized. It nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness Dizziness - if the ground is slipping from under his feet  Dizziness - if the ground is slipping from under his feet
   and allergic reactions. When any side effects a woman should immediately report them to your doctor, who will decide whether to continue treatment.

Galina Romanenko

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Dental treatment during pregnancy: can and should be

July 21, 2011

 dental treatment during pregnancy
 Sometimes teeth have to be treated during pregnancy. It would be better, of course, to do this before the pregnancy as planned, but anything can happen during pregnancy, your teeth are destroyed faster than usual. Treat your teeth during pregnancy is not only possible, but necessary. Moreover, good dental clinics, there are special programs for dental treatment in pregnant women.


Causes of tooth decay during pregnancy

During pregnancy, nearly every woman having problems with their teeth. This happens for two reasons:

  • The first reason - the growing fetus for the formation of new cells need calcium; especially a lot of calcium in the bones and teeth, and these tissues are laid and developed already in utero; in our food calcium it is often not enough, and therefore gives his mother's body calcium child; The resulting enamel becomes more delicate and vulnerable;
  • The second reason - a pregnant woman's immune system is reduced - a physiological response, otherwise how could she bear a child, the cells which are foreign to its organism; with a decrease in immunity is enhanced reproduction of pathogenic microflora, including in the mouth; enzymes produced by bacteria which are deposited on the surface of the teeth, gradually eating away thinned enamel, creating ever increasing cavity, that is, begins caries, which gradually "eats" the tooth and the tooth itself becomes the focus of infection, dangerous to the woman's body - the infection can cause inflammation in any tissue, got there on the bloodstream.


How to treat your teeth during pregnancy

During pregnancy, your teeth are treated the most gentle way. Pain during treatment of women do not have to endure. In order to remove it, there are drugs for local anesthesia, which do not fall into the bloodstream of the child, as it is not able to cross the placenta. To enhance their action is never used adrenaline, which causes heart palpitations and high blood pressure. Some clinics have a special laser equipment, with which the processing cavity occurs entirely without pain.

To his teeth were not dangerous source of infection, an obstetrician-gynecologist regularly sends a woman to consult a dentist. In this case, caries can be detected in the beginning, when there is tooth enamel white spot, and treat a variety of methods to strengthen the enamel, e.g., by application with calcium on the teeth.

Sometimes pregnant women tooth decay begins immediately on several teeth (multiple caries) in such a case is assigned a combined general and local treatment. As a general treatment prescribed vitamins C, B1 and calcium and phosphorus into during the month. It helps to restore tooth enamel. As a topical treatment is carried out remineralization therapy in the form of applications to the surface of teeth 10% solution of calcium gluconate 10-15 procedures for 10-15 minutes.

For dentistry fluorine compounds should be treated with caution. But as the prevention of dental caries can be used toothpaste with fluoride.

Superficial caries appears short-lived pain from chemical irritants (from sweet, sour, salty) and the emergence of a certain roughness of enamel. At this stage of caries is treated simply. On the smooth surfaces of the teeth carious cavity simply ground off, and then polish the tooth enamel to her less than settling bacteria. If the surface caries struck the chewing surface of the tooth, it dissected sealing.

Middle caries appears toothache Toothache - itself does not take place  Toothache - itself does not take place
   not only on the chemical, but also on the temperature (hot and cold) stimuli, and the process proceeds to carious dentine (the tooth hard tissue beneath the enamel). This process is treated as cavity preparation, during which it is cleaned of carious More about caries - take care of your teeth until it's too late  More about caries - take care of your teeth until it's too late
   tissue, and then sealing. Such cavities can still be treated in one visit to the dentist.

Deep caries is pain that appears not only on the chemical and thermal stimuli, but by mechanical action, for example, from chewing food. This is because the hard tissues of the tooth is completely destroyed and opened access to the soft tissue of the tooth (the pulp), distinguished by a special tenderness, as it contains many nerve endings. In this case, treat the tooth in a single visit does not, at first Prepare a cavity in the tooth is then imposed a temporary filling (dentists call it medical bandage) with medication. And if for one to two weeks, no pain, a temporary filling is replaced with a constant.


Caries prevention during pregnancy

Prevention of tooth decay follows from the reasons for its appearance, that is, the rapid loss of tooth enamel The enamel of the teeth: protection, this Nature  The enamel of the teeth: protection, this Nature
   mineral salts and reduce immunity.

To fill in the body of calcium pregnant women should take vitamin and mineral supplements, but not all, and designed specifically for pregnant women. In addition, well, if it is to eat more dairy products - they contain a lot of calcium. Especially useful for pregnant dairy products, they will simultaneously improve health and intestines.

Much attention should be paid to oral care: brushing teeth How to brush your teeth: interesting facts  How to brush your teeth: interesting facts
   should be twice a day, rinse your mouth - after each meal and then the bacteria simply no chance for reproduction, which is the main objective of the prevention of tooth decay.

Galina Romanenko

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