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Can A Cold Sore On My Lip Affect My Unborn Baby
Probably not...: Having a cold sore on you lip, typically a reactivation of your herpes simplex virus, type1. You already have the antibody to this virus. Generally, this should not be an issue. If, however, you have an overwhelming infection, it may affect your pregancy. Also, if you have lesions on the vaginal areas during birth, your doc may recommend c-section etc... Otherwise, baby should be ok. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more
I've had a cold sore for 3days now kindof on tge inside bottom lip. I wasnt paying attention and i kissed my infant on the cheek? What risks are there?
I have a 5 month old baby she just got a cold sore on her lip is that normal or should I take her to the doctor?
Got a cold sore in my lip (second time in my life)and my throat hurts a lottoo. 35 years old with a 4 months old baby. I'm very concern for her health?
Cold sore: If the baby gets cold sores it can be serious. The baby should be treated immediatly if any hint of herpes.Check to see if you have strep throat. If you begin to get recurrent cold sores, get a prescription for 12 tablets of 1gram valacyclovir so you can take 2 pills as soon as you feel the first tingling. The creams are not worth much.. ...Read more
Laser: The best way to heal a cold sore is the use of the biolase laser. The pain will be relieved quickly and the sore will heal quickly. If you have the area treated during the early stage of a cold sore when you feel a burning or itching the cold sore will not come back to that area again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold sores: Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir).Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes type 1: Cold sores are caused by the herpes type 1 virus. They can be spread from a partner with an active lesion such as a blister which has broken. The virus can also reside in the nerves of the skin and can recur when ones body defenses are weakened. They are treated by an antiviral medication taken orally and topically. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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