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Shingles Alesha_217 Due July 13 (girl); 1 child; Colorado Springs, Colorado 66 posts
Nov 20th '12

Hi I'm 35.5 weeks and today I was diagnosed with shingles, my doctor put me on 7 days worth of Valtrex. Anyone else have this issue of shingles in late pregnancy?

Damien*Dex*Jaidyn's Momma 18 kids; Pennsylvania 1535 posts
Nov 20th '12

All I can say is ouch and poor you! Shingles hurt so bad.

Alesha_217 Due July 13 (girl); 1 child; Colorado Springs, Colorado 66 posts
Nov 20th '12

Aww it's ok, I am just very scared that the baby might get it :(

Damien*Dex*Jaidyn's Momma 18 kids; Pennsylvania 1535 posts
Nov 20th '12

Did the docs say anything about the baby getting it? I would be scared to!

Alesha_217 Due July 13 (girl); 1 child; Colorado Springs, Colorado 66 posts
Nov 20th '12

They said normally if it is caught within the first 3 days after the outbreak, the medication given should take care of it, but since I am on day 5 since the outbreak, they aren't sure if the medication will do :( If he's born anytime soon, he has a chance of getting it :(

Damien*Dex*Jaidyn's Momma 18 kids; Pennsylvania 1535 posts
Nov 20th '12

Well I wish you two the best of luck.

Angelina Castro Due January 24 (twins); 2 kids; California 21 posts
Nov 20th '12

What are shingles?

Damien*Dex*Jaidyn's Momma 18 kids; Pennsylvania 1535 posts
Nov 20th '12

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox.

Angelina Castro Due January 24 (twins); 2 kids; California 21 posts
Nov 20th '12
Quoting Moody Momma:" Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox."


ooooh ok I see.

Damien*Dex*Jaidyn's Momma 18 kids; Pennsylvania 1535 posts
Nov 20th '12
Quoting Angelina Castro:" ooooh ok I see."


Once you have had chicken pox the virus still stays in your system so at any time in your life you can get shingles.

nz mum of 2 Due March 28 (boy); 2 kids; Wellington, New Zealand 74 posts
Nov 20th '12

my four year old just had shingles very painful.
. my MIL had them when she was 7 months preg with her 2nd. baby didnt get them, and hes only just had them couple years ago when he was 30.

Nicholas&Alexis mommy 2 kids; Grants Pass, Oregon 2564 posts
Nov 20th '12

i had them at 35 weeks also:(
Baby wont get them. I still had them at 36w6d when i delivered. We wrapped under my breast and back in a bandage so baby wasnt exposed to them!

Alesha_217 Due July 13 (girl); 1 child; Colorado Springs, Colorado 66 posts
Nov 21st '12
Quoting Nicholas&Alexis mommy:" i had them at 35 weeks also:( Baby wont get them. I still had them at 36w6d when i delivered. We wrapped under my breast and back in a bandage so baby wasnt exposed to them!"


You are the first person I've come across with experience with this so late in pregnancy! Thank you so much for your story! It's such a huge relief to hear someone went through it and baby was fine, that's all I'm worried about! I have it in a small patch on my lower back, so happy to know if I happen to go into labor they can just wrap it up!

Nicholas&Alexis mommy 2 kids; Grants Pass, Oregon 2564 posts
Nov 23rd '12
Quoting Alesha_217:" You are the first person I've come across with experience with this so late in pregnancy! Thank you ... [snip!] ... about! I have it in a small patch on my lower back, so happy to know if I happen to go into labor they can just wrap it up!"


you are so lucky it was a small patch! I had a huge patch right under my breast and a huge patch on my back. I couldnt wear a bra because i was in so much pain, but my breast resting on it hurt also.

Alesha_217 Due July 13 (girl); 1 child; Colorado Springs, Colorado 66 posts
Nov 26th '12

awwww I'm sorry!