Chicken pox in 1trimester

She has chicken pox in 8 rth week of pregnancy what she should do nd what are the chances of any kind of infection to the baby.
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Sagar KS
General Physician 1 yrs exp Bangalore
Hi, chicken pox is a viral disease. it is very rare in adults. If it occurs in adults usually it will be severe. She needs to take antiviral drugs and some skin soothening creams for treatment. Since first trimester is crucial time for brain and organ development we have to asess the fetus regularly. Continue iron and folic acid supplementation. Consult obstetrician for further care.
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