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Treatment for conceiving after herpes infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi i got Herpes of the skin 2 months back. i want to know if it is safe now to conceive a child or should there be a time gap?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
Doctor :   Do you have genital herpes?
User :   33 years. female
User :   no i had herpes of the skin.
User :   not genital
Doctor :   Are you on oral medication?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i took anti biotics for 1 week. and it cured me completely
User :   not on any medication right now
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   ya
Doctor :   The chances of you transmitting the infection to your kid depends on various factors.
Doctor :   1. Presence of infection in the genital regions.
Doctor :   2. Presence of active infection
User :   ok
Doctor :   3. Amount of antibodies against the herpes infection present
Doctor :   4. Presence of any other co-morbid conditions.
User :   my dermatologist said i am cured completely and can wait for 1 month - 2 months. his feedback
Doctor :   If you don't have any other medical problems, I would suggest you to wait for another 3 -5 months so that the antibody titres are significantly high
Doctor :   this can give added protection against you transmitting the virus to your kid.
Doctor :   Hence my suggestion, though, you may not have an active infection, I would suggest you to wait so that there is added protection through the antibodies.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   are you saying 5 months from the period i got the infection or 5 months from now ?
User :   because i got the infection in Oct and already 2 months are over
Doctor :   5 months from the time of infection.
User :   and is there some blood test i can do to check if antibodies are there or not.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Presence of antibodies can be checked by blood test,
Doctor :   However, antibody titres that determine the levels of antibodies are done in very few centres.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no thants it. thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
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