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Can a cold sore on my lip affect my unborn baby?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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I've had my first cold sore on my lip. Does that mean I can't safely kiss my child anymore?

I've had my first cold sore on my lip.  Does that mean I can't safely kiss my child anymore?

No: When the cold sore resolves, then you can safely kiss your child. If the child gets a cold sore or the initial herpes infection of the mouth, he/she is immune and you can safely kiss with a cold sore. ...Read more

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Cold sore on my lip. Cures?

Cold sore on my lip. Cures?

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 more

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What do you do for a cold sore on my lip?

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 more

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Why do I keep getting only one cold sore on my lip? And its always in the same place

Why do I keep getting only one cold sore on my lip? And its always in the same place

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 more

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