jj. asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsSTDs · 7 years ago

what other medication can they give you for herpes when giving birth if allergic to acyclovir?

im 28 weeks pregnant and ive had herpes 7 months prior to getting pregnant a month before i conceived i had a outbreak and found out im allergic to acyclovir. what other medication can they give me for a normal birth i dont want the baby to catch it but not sure about having a c-section for my first baby please anyone with experience about herpes im relly scared about my baby getting it

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  • Scotty
    Lv 6
    7 years ago
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    Okay, I work as a nurse is a STD clinic. If a c-section is done the chance of your baby getting herpes is far less than 1%. This is according to the Center for Disease Control. A c-section will be needed if you have herpes outbreak when yours in labor. You can even breastfeed your baby if you have herpes.

    Current recommendations by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists are Valtrex, Famivir and Acyclovir. You should be able to take any of those medications with your GYNOs approval.

    Your baby will be fine see a doctor as soon as you can.

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  • bobbee
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    definite she would be able to if she has NO indications of an out smash on the time she grants. Herpes isn't surpassed on by way of genetics yet whilst the toddler comes contained in direction of the start canal. being pregnant would reason distinctive stress that could set off out breaks. Valtrex could be taken for the time of the previous few weeks of being pregnant to assist preclude and suppress out breaks, and this is secure to take in the time of being pregnant. most of the time although a c-section is pronounced, it facilitates to steer away from passing herpes onto slightly one. If the mummy has indications or an out smash on the time she grants then herpes would desire to be surpassed on. Herpes is surpassed on by way of epidermis to epidermis touch with a community affected by herpes. Herpes could be deadly to a clean toddler considering that they don't have a good number of an immune equipment yet. Herpes would reason blindness, concepts harm even death to slightly one if this is surpassed on.

  • 7 years ago

    I'm not sure exactly what medication they'll use, but there is definitely an option. Just make sure to tell your OB/GYN now so they can be prepared.

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