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Friday, June 20th 2008, 8:29am

cold sore is zovirax safe

I have a cold sore and i was just wondering if its safe to use zovirax?

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Friday, June 20th 2008, 9:06am

Hi olo

I checked this out with my m/w and she said it is fine to use.

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Friday, June 20th 2008, 9:12am

thanks chick

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Friday, June 20th 2008, 9:13am

no worries

Nasty things and not what you wanted on ur anniversary!!!!
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Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 10:08am

Cold sores

Is there anything I can do for the very big and ugly and painful cold sore that has set up home on my top lip, being that I am 38 weeks pregnant, or is it just a case of 'just deal' ?? Any suggestions would be most welcome!
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Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 10:30am

Have you tried zovirax? I'm sure a tiny bit on your lip is not going to manage to cross the placenta, in fact I've used it myself both pregnancies with no problems. I find tea tree oil helpful and TCP but that makes the whole house stink for days! No snogging and wash your hands and anything that touches your lips (like cups) carefully. I had a nightmare one around week 13, they're a pain aren't they.





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Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 10:45am

Thanks mrs jasper....usually use zovirax if I feel one coming (haven't had one for well over a year come to think of it!) but didn't think I was allowed to in pregnancy...damn...it is well and truely there now though (making up for not having had one for a while hey!) so I will give the tea tree a go - thank you; had not thought of that - and failing that, the tcp...house already stinks of olbas oil from my cold :snigger:
Just been having a quick read on wickipedia and wish I hadn't as now worried that I pass it on to the baby now...argggghhh....my poor hands are so dry already with the cold weather (despite using cream) and all this hand washing not helping but what can you do hey! Got 2 weeks until due date though, so long as baby doesn't come early, should be all cleared up, hopefully!
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Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 1:06pm

Mayo I suffer really badly from cold sores, on my back of all places, ones that are usually 2-3 inches in diameter, so I can empathise! Zovirax cream is fine to use at this later stage. Also rest assured that you are highly unlikely to pass it on to your baby. Babies born to mums who suffer from Herpes Simplex type one are most likely to have immunity from them in the early years. I have researched this extensively because of the severity of the sores I get. I usually take acyclovir tablets on a regular basis to keep them at bay but can't use them while pregnant. My doc assures me that the cream isn't going to be absorbed by your body in enough measure to do any harm at all. Hope this helps!
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Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 1:23pm

Fantastic mrs smiff, thank you! That must be sore(pardon the pun!) getting them on your back...ouch! I used to get them a lot when I was a kid but don't get them just as often now, thankfully, but when I do its always a huge thing that makes my lip swell to 2x its normal size....and I have relatively full lips as it is so its a trout pout for me just now :snigger:
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Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 4:18pm

He he trout pout! :snigger: Cheaper than Botox I guess! Yeah mine are agony when I get them. I started getting them 5 years ago after I injured my back. I get them right where I had nerve damage and they just keep coming back. They're not nice no matter where you get em though. Hope yours clears up soon.
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Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 8:19pm

I got a huge cold sore the day Mooch was born. I couldn't kiss her, it was awful.





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Friday, November 28th 2008, 10:55am

That was what I was just thinking of mrs Jasper.....I will have to be very restrained and remember not to kiss newbie when he/she arrioves, if this thing still here....it had crusted over (pharmacist gave me a cream containing alcohol to dry it up) and then I managed to knock th top off it yesterday (ouch!)....grrr!
Saw my MW yesterday who also said that it would have been ok to use zovirax cream on it...hope no more crop up between now and big day, but good to know just in case...it really makes such a difference if you use that stuff asap doesn't it...thanks for advice mrs J & mrs smiff, I wish I'd asked sooner!
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Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 10:06am

Cold sore remedies in PG?

I am absolutley loaded with the cold at the minute. I have woken up with a HUGE coelsore spreading from my nose to my lips (lovely!). I have soaked it in pure aloe vera, but can I use creams like zovirax? I thought I had read somewhere you couldn't but I couldn't find it.

They are making me really down, this is the third one i have had since i have found out i am pg! :sadface:

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Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 6:16pm

Thankyou!!
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Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 2:55pm

FYI - I don't know about anyone else but I never find Zovirax works very well. If you can use it, try the Boots own brand of coldsore remedy - it's tons better. It comes in a little bottle, is a clear liquid and you have to stick an ear bud in to the top of the bottle and then dab it on the cold sore.

Hate the bloody things - hope it goes quickly.

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Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 8:40pm

hi,

I have 3 coldosres in as many weeks - since i found out about bfp! I use liquorice balm which normally keeps them at bay for me but hormones are all over the place just now! You can buy the balm from skinshop.co.uk

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Thursday, May 14th 2009, 7:14pm

Thanks guys!

Got another one at the weekend!!

GREAT!! :sadface:
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Friday, April 30th 2010, 9:22am

I got a coldsore

up my nose :mood: I'm putting boots own brand coldsore cream on it but,its not doing anything.I only get a coldsore when pregnant mmmmmm And its really sore.

Anyone else suffering????

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Thursday, August 12th 2010, 1:13pm

i normally take a lyseine tablet daily during winter as i find i get fewer cold sores (and if i get one it heals quicker) and I specifically asked my obstetrician can i take lyseine in pregnancy and expalined about the cold sores and he say yes its fine to take....its just an amino acid etc
avocados are high in lyseine (but I cant stand the taste or texture!) so eating them would work the same


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Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 10:43am

Hi I was going to post about this but there's already a thread - there's a thread for everything here it's great...I tested positive one week ago and within a few days have cold sores right across my top lip - I rarely get them these days and only one at a time - of course they snuck up at night so I couldn't zap them with zovirax when they started to tingle. I'm glad that zovirax or equivalent seem ok from reading this - I was wondering where to get lyseine though..does anyone know?
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