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How is Chickenpox treated during pregnancy?

The varicella-zoster virus causes chickenpox, which is a highly contagious infection. It primarily affects children, although it can also impact adults. A super-itchy skin rash with scarlet blisters is the hallmark sign of chickenpox. 

Because of the nature of viral infection, pregnant women who contract chicken pox experience a high fever that can persist up to 7 days. The respiratory infection chicken pox is classed as. This virus has a strong contagious potential. Skin lesions are often helpful in determining the disease’s clinical diagnosis. After 1-2 days of fever, pruritic skin lesions appear. The condition is characterized by vesicular skin lesions. It is possible to burst the vesicles and detect the serous fluid. Another way for disease to spread is by contact with bodily fluids. The pregnant can have chicken pox pneumonia, just like the rest of the population.

Chickenpox treatment is available for pregnant women and infants who were exposed while still in the womb. Treatment options are determined by the severity and timing of the sickness.

Treatment for Mothers: People who get chickenpox during pregnancy are often treated with the antiviral medicine (acyclovir), which appears to have a decent safety profile during pregnancy.

Varicella-zoster immunoglobulin (VZIG), an antibody that provides passive vaccination and protection against the virus, may also be used to treat the condition.

Pregnant women who get varicella pneumonia as a result of chickenpox usually need to be admitted to the hospital for close monitoring and intravenous acyclovir treatment.

The Care of infants: Varicella-zoster immunoglobulin (VZIG) is typically administered to infants whose gestational parent had varicella five days before delivery or two days after delivery.

Varicella is most usually treated with intravenous acyclovir in newborns who develop the disease within the first two weeks of life.

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