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A 34-year-old female asked:

Hi. i'm 9 weeks pregnant. how would you recommend i deal with cold sores? is it safe to take app-valacyclovir? any help would be great. thanks

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Valacyclovir acts in viral DNA and is safe both orally and topically in pregnancy. It is used in the 3rd trimester to decrease the chance of an outbreak near the time of delivery in those with genital herpes. Best wishes to you and the baby.
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Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Call your OB MD: It's impt to always check in with them. If it doesn't stop you from eating, perhaps just put up with the discomfort. Never take anything, even over the counter without checking w/OB. Good luck.
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Last updated Feb 13, 2015

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