Does herpes in pregnancy harm the baby?

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Does herpes in pregnancy harm the baby?

Have you developed herpes on your lips and don’t know what to do? Are you worried that it could harm your baby? Find out what to do when you get herpes during pregnancy.

Herpes is a viral infectious disease. It is caused by the HSV1 and HSV2 viruses. The former is responsible for herpes labialis. It is a popular cold sore that forms on the lips in the form of blisters as a result of weakness of the body, rapid changes in temperature, stress or hormonal disorders. They can be very easily transmitted by saliva, for example, by kissing, using the same cup or fork.

The second is genital herpes, which causes genital lesions. It is usually transmitted through intercourse, but it can also be contracted through contact with a toilet seat or towel if it has been previously used by a person with an active virus.

During the prenatal period, primary herpes is the most dangerous, which is the herpes that occurs in a woman for the first time. It is the one that can increase the risk of miscarriage in the first 6 months. Genital herpes, which can be an indication for cesarean section, should also not be ignored.

What about secondary herpes? Here, too, it is advisable to remain vigilant and immediately go to the attending physician to take an effective form of antiviral therapy.

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