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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
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Unlikely an issue: Cold sores are localized outbreaks of a germ that goes dormant only to resurface periodically. It differs from germs that circulate in your blood like measles, chickenpox or other infections known to harm a fetus.Since the germ doesn't circulate, it can't cross the placenta & get to baby. ...Read more
Possible: Cold sores are usually due to herpes simplex virus and very easily transmitted from person to person. Would be unusual to transmit to a fetus, but once baby is born (or if you have vaginal lesions) the baby can acquire this. Discuss this at length with your ob/gyn. They are very knowledgeable about this. ...Read more
Can cold sores(tiny bump on my lip) harm baby in pregnancy. I'm 8 weeks and I had my second cold sore for the last month and half.
Not directly: This process is localized to the tissues of your lip/mouth margin and does not enter your blood where it would have access to baby. If you have genital herpes and have a flare up around the time of delivery there can be some risk with that process. Discuss these issues with your doc. I encourage moms with a cold sore not to kiss their babies. ...Read more
I have cold sores on my mouth and suspect it has spread further down into my throat, i'm nursing my baby, what can I do?
My baby who is 15 months has a cold or canker sore on the corner of her lips/mouth... :( what should I do?
Supportive care: Your child most likely has contracted primary herpes simplex. Most of us have this and will more than likely be the only episode as a child. It can be treated with topical anesthesia or Acyclovir topical antiviral medication but you would have to see the pediatrician for this. The sore should resolve in 7-10 days and cool easy to eat food is the best way to keep your child nourished. ...Read more
I've had a cold sore on my lip for 3 or 4 days. I was eating and my teeth grazed my cold sore a bit. Any chance it spreads to the inside my mouth?
I have a cold sore on my lip can I use Zovirax (acyclovir) ? But the cold sore has a crack.
Terrified. My sister kissed my 9 week old on the cheek and I noticed she had a cold sore after. What will happen if my baby gets it?! Is it unlikely?
Unlikely a problem: Your 9-week old infant likely has some protective antibody against Herpes I (responsible for cold sores) from your blood. It is also not likely that a kiss on the cheek would inflict an infection. Eventually most, if not all, people will be infected with HSVI even though most will not have cold sores. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi was wondering if someone had cold sore kissed my son on his cheeks can he catch the cold sore? What are symptoms, can only 1 spot grow on upper lip
My mother has hsv1 antibodies. Today I used her toothbrush on accident, will I get cold sores moving forward? My mother has no cold sores right now.
Stop worrying: The antibodies don't mean she's infectious. Hopefully you've already kissed her, since she's your mother. That's probably more "risky" than sharing a toothbrush -- and who'd forego it? The vast majority of humankind have HSV1 antibodies. Why worry about her? You've shared toothbrushes before. With no active lesion, the infection risk is near zero. ...Read more
I have a cold sore on my lip and my 7yr old accidentally drank out of my drink (straw), what are the chances he will now get the HSV? :(
I've had a cold sore (hsv1) on my lower lip for 4 days. I was eating a sandwich and my teeth slightly grazed the sore. Will it spread inside my mouth?
Misinformed?: First one cannot get get a second infection from the same virus one has already gotten. Herpes does not 'spread' or migrate. Second, having a sore does not in any way predict you are shedding virus and are even contagious. We now know that viral shedding is unpredictable and has zero correlation to having or not having sores. ...Read more
Hello, my cold sore scab fell off on its own and I kissed my boyfriend. What are the risks of him already developing a cold sore? Esp on his chin
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