To find out if herpes presents a danger to the fetus, you should ask why it appears. If to speak without a binding to pregnancy, then you can get infected with the virus even in childhood. In the subsequent time, the development of the virus depends on immunity, living conditions and diseases. Then, depending on the individual characteristics of the body, herpes manifests itself in different ways. It happens that he occasionally appears on the lips, some people - on the genitals. Most scientists believe that there are no people who are not infected with the herpes virus.
If herpes on the lips during pregnancy appears again, it is not very dangerous for the fetus, but there are cases when the rash occurs for the first time - then the child may face a real danger.
If you look at the appearance of herpes in pregnancy on the other hand, then this rash leads to the formation of antibodies to it. It means, that within half a year after childbirth the baby will be protected by immunity from the herpes virus.
Modern medical science is difficult to say exactly how the herpes affects the lips during pregnancy on the baby. Therefore, it is always better to be safe, and if you want, do additional research.
Herpes on the lips during pregnancy: treatment
In most cases, herpes on the lips during pregnancy indicates an exacerbation of the disease, so it must be treated. At the same time, one should take into account one's position and refuse from the usual medicines.
If the herpes in the pregnant woman showed up again (in a relapsing form), then the doctors basically prescribe antiviral ointments, for example Zovirax, alizarin or oxolin ointment. Antiviral tablets for oral use during pregnancy in the treatment of herpes are not used. That is, the medications taken in ordinary cases (Acyclovir, Penciclovir, Foscranet and the like) are forbidden during childbearing! All of them are able to have a negative impact on the fetal development of the fetus.
However, there are a lot of folk remedies for herpes, for example, it is recommended to lubricate rashes with Corvalol solution or toothpaste "Forest Balm". There are also various anti-lipstick lipsticks with tea tree extract: the testimonials indicate that this also helps. If we talk about the simplest methods, then usually a bottle on the lips is smeared with vegetable oil, petroleum jelly, sea buckthorn or rosehip oil helps. The latter can be used for the treatment of the vagina.
In any case, it is necessary to consult with your doctor: he will tell you the best method of treatment for you and, probably, will pick up vitamin preparations to improve immunity. In particular, with exacerbation of herpes, the body's need for vitamins of group B increases, ginseng and other natural biologically active substances may be useful.
Treating herpes can and should be done at any time of pregnancy. Doctors say that the sooner the treatment is started, the better.
If you have herpes on your lips during pregnancy, be sure to adhere to simple rules of hygiene. This is very important to prevent the spread of the virus to other parts of the body. The most dangerous is herpes on the genitals, so, first, do not touch your hands to the blister on your lips, this increases the risk of infection transmission. Also, do not soak the herpes on the lips and squeeze it out so as not to cause additional infection of the skin on this part of the body. If you care about the health of your partner, doctors advise you to refrain from oral-genital contacts.
After the birth, you also do not need to be too careless, especially if the herpes on the lips is still observed. Best of all, when a woman observes hygiene for the sake of the baby's health. The main actions - do not kiss the child and do not touch his body with his lips. To enhance safety, use a mask until the crust is dry.
The health of your baby is your calm sleep and the absence of stressful situations. So worry about the baby, even when it's still in your womb. In most cases, herpes during pregnancy, women pick up because of their own negligence, a strong kiss with a friend or unwashed hands after the street - one of the most important reasons for the appearance of "lights" on your lips.