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Antivirals to treat chicken pox during first trimester of pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   hi need some help, i am 39 years old and have had chicken pox in the past but i contracted it about 4 weeks ago, now i find out that i am 3/4 weeks pregnant what are the risks to
User :   my fetus
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   in which month are u
User :   i started coming out in spots around the 18 of last month (april)
Doctor :   did yu take any medications or vaccine
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am 5 days late for my period so i am approx 3 weeks pregnant
Doctor :   the risk is more in first trimister thats first 12 wks of pregnancy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   its better to take a proper treatment
User :   thank you so much doctor my prayers and thanks go to you and your family
Doctor :   in first trimister organs of fetus get formed
Doctor :   so the chances of infection is high
Doctor :   take plenty of fluids
Doctor :   avoid spicy and oil items

Doctor :   yu may need a course of antivirals
Doctor :   so the infection is on the hold
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