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Bad cold sore throat congested head and nausea sign of pregancy?

Bad cold sore throat congested head and nausea sign of pregancy?

No: Although early morning and sometimes later in day nausea may be associated with pregnancy the other manifestations suggest you have a viral illness. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Got first cold sore 6 months ago after planning a stressful event. I still have them now (early and late symptoms). How can I make it go away?

Got first cold sore 6 months ago after planning a stressful event. I still have them now (early and late symptoms). How can I make it go away?

Cold sores: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites 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. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use zovirax (acyclovir) cream for a facial cold sore during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use zovirax (acyclovir) cream for a facial cold sore during pregnancy?

Most Likely: Taking certain antiviral medications for herpes infections during the first three months of pregnancy does not increase a child's risk of major birth defects. However adequate studies on the absolute safety in pregnant women are lacking. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I am 22 weeks pregnant and woke up with white pimples on my upper lip- I have never had a cold sore before so is this a pregnancy symptom?

Fordyce Spots: Fordyce spots on the lips or mouth take the form of small (around 1–2mm in diameter) yellow-white spots in the oral area – on and near the lips and around the mouth. Fordyce spots appear on the lips when ectopic sebaceous glands become too full with oil or pus, resulting in the appearance of yellow or white spots, most commonly at the border of the lips - known as sebaceous hyperplasia. ...Read more

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How can I stop a cold sore?

How can I stop a cold sore?

Options: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites 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. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more

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Why do you get a cold sore?

Stress, exposures to: Some will get them from excessive exposure to sunlight, others to tomatoes, others to spicy foods. By far the major contributor appears to be stress. ...Read more

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How can a cold sore start?

HSV- 1: Cold sores are painful blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). An estimated 80% of americans have been exposed to herpes simplex virus type 1. However, not all of those people will get cold sores. It depends on your immune system. ...Read more

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


Dr. Katharine Cox
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more