Cold sores are often treated with aciclovir cream which is a specific antiviral medication. This is applied to the affected area. It is considered safe at all stages of pregnancy. If the cold sores are severe, aciclovir or valaciclovir tablets may be prescribed by your GP.
What happens if I get a cold sore while pregnant?
What happens if I get cold sores or genital herpes during pregnancy? Having the HSV virus does not affect your chance of becoming pregnant. It is quite common for women to have a cold sore during their pregnancy, even if they haven’t had one for a long time. Cold sores should not affect your unborn baby.
Are cold sores worse during pregnancy?
The cold sore on your mouth is likely to be more of an annoyance to you than a serious risk to your developing baby, particularly in your first two trimesters of pregnancy and especially if you’ve had one before.
Can pregnancy hormones cause cold sores?
So it’s not surprising that cold sores sometimes join the PMS party. The first step starts with understanding why you’re prone to cold sores during this time. In a word: hormones. The hormones present in your body during certain times in the menstrual cycle, as well as during pregnancy, can trigger an outbreak.
Can I use Zovirax cream when pregnant?
As with all medicines, if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding you should ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using Zovirax cold sore cream. However, the cream is not known to be harmful if used during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Is topical lysine safe during pregnancy?
There is little scientific data to support the use of lysine for this purpose. Nonetheless, it is thought to be safe in pregnancy and breastfeeding. Other treatment includes patches that act locally but do not have an active ingredient. These are also safe to use and have the added benefit of covering the cold sore.
Can a cold sore cause a miscarriage?
Herpes and Miscarriage Risk
Despite HSV being a very common infection, doctors don’t believe that the virus causes miscarriages in most cases.
What cream can I put on a cold sore?
Over-the-counter (OTC) ointments: Topical creams containing zinc oxide, zinc sulfate, or anesthetic can be effective with prompt use. The ointment docosanol (Abreva) can also be helpful. Pain relief: Pain relief medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help reduce pain, swelling, and soreness.
Can I use cold sore patches when pregnant?
COMPEED® Blister & Cold Sore plasters may be used by pregnant women. As always in this situation, if the women is any way unsure, she should consult her doctor.
What gets rid of cold sores overnight?
What are the best ways to get rid of a cold sore?
- Cold, damp washcloth.
- Ice or cold compress.
- Petroleum jelly.
- Pain relievers, such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen.
Can lysine cause birth defects?
In summary, variable levels of lysine or tryptophan supplementation did not cause recognizable fetal malformations. However, diets highly supplemented with lysine or tryptophan may affect pregnancy through a decrease in maternal weight gain and fetal size.
What if I accidentally kiss my baby with a cold sore?
The virus spreads through saliva or skin-to-skin contact or by touching an object that was handled by someone infected with the virus. “If you have a cold sore, don’t kiss the baby because it can definitely be transmitted to their skin,” says Roxanne MacKnight, a family physician in Miramichi, NB.