Hello and welcome to HCM
The management of herpes simplex
infection primarily consists of antiviral therapy. Acyclovir
is the drug for choice. It is safe during pregnancy and has no adverse effect on the baby when used in first trimester.
Valacyclovir is another drug of this generation which can be used in its place.
For pain, pain killers can help.
Cervical smear should be taken regulary till term.
In case the cervical smear is negative vaginal delivery
can be tried. If the test is positive caesarean section
should be done.
Consult your gynaecologist for treatment and cervical testing.
Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal