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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.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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