Q:

Hi everyone

I am 6 months pregnant. Planning to visit one of our relatives for family function. Just got to know that uncle had suffered from herpes zoster 20 days back, but now he is clear. Shall I stay there or not considering potential infection?

Also I have 2.9 months daughter who is vaccinated for chicken pox., so shall I stay there or not?



Hi Anon.. I would suggest to avoid going as this is a crucial phase for you .. no doubt Uncle is cured and it's 20 days now but chances of contamination will still be there in the form of towels or washroom or any such surface . .. plus hoot Immunity level is low now due to Pregnancy so better to avoid. This is my suggestion to you
..will also tag our expert for more ..

Hi I too agree with Kavita, during pregnancy the immunity will be low so better fo avoid.

Thank youKavita Sahany & Rebecca Prakash for suggestions. I was also thinking not to stay. @Dr.Priyanka Patel pls share some of ur thoughts

If if the virus has totally subsided and no blisters t happening on the body of the relative because this is very simple and clear thing of viruses that they will spread through contact and liquid dissemination So b the relative will have inactive rash or blister then there heavy chances of catching infection


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