(Closed) Cold sores in pregnancy

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Haven’t been pregnant but had a number of cold sores as a teenager, and occasionally get them now. I was told that green tea and zinc losenges are the best remedy. When I feel one come on I have a couple cups of green tea and it rarely lasts long. You can have some green tea whe pregnant although not too much on a daily basis as it does have a little caffiene

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I’d trust a pharmacist more than google. Google is notorious for making everythhng a no go zone. If you really want to avoid those creams, try toothpaste. Seems silly but my mum and I used to always use it back when I was a kid and it dries them out virtually overnight, just takes a little while to wash off in the morning. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

For me, using Burt’s Bees lip balm daily has almost eliminated my cold sore breakouts. I used to get them 6+ times a year in my teens, now I get one every 2 years or so.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

There’s a great Lysine lip balm that worked wonders for me. I don’t remember what it’s called, but I usually could find it at any health food store.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The ones I got during early pregnancy were so much worse than normal! Ugh.

My doc said I could still use Abreva. I know it’s almost good for nothing, but it helps. I think the placebo effect helps too. 🙂 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I used Abreva during my pregnancy.  The OB said it was completely safe and it really helped. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I use/used valtrex during my pregnancy and it was perfectly ok.

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