Being pregnant and having a cold

HSV can cause sores near the mouth (oral herpes or cold sores) , or sores on the genitals (genital herpes). Cold sores during pregnancy can be a cause for worry, it is always best to check with your doctor to see if medication for herpes simplex one is a good idea while pregnant.
I had several outbreaks during pregnancy and was terrified I would pass the infection to my baby, Maria wrote to the Herpes Resource Center. I agree to Shutterstock's Website Terms, Privacy Policy, Licensing Terms and to receive emails that I can opt out of at any time. All plans come as a Standard license, and can be upgraded to an Enhanced license at any time. From research and certain doctors opinions, having a cold sore during pregnancy may not harm the fetus if certain steps are taken. However, if you do have an outbreak after giving birth, do not kiss your baby, and don’t touch the sore without immediately washing your hands afterward with antibacterial soap, Grant warns. The studies also show that if a mother nurses her baby with a cold sore present on her lips that the virus cannot be transmitted. This cream is used to treat cold sores, which are caused by infection with the herpes simplex virus. However, the manufacturer states that it should be used with caution during pregnancy, and only if the expected benefit to the mother is greater than any possible risk to the baby.

Adding some honey or lemon to a warm cup of decaffeinated tea can help relieve a sore throat, and elevating your head may help you to get some rest. Are infected with HSV-1 and may shed virus in their saliva at any time during their lifetime, even if they don’t have symptoms like sores in the mouth or cold sores. If you are pregnant and have a history or signs and symptoms of genital HSV-2 infection, tell your doctor as soon as possible. I don’t think the cold sore can harm the pregnancy, however you might want to doublecheck that the medication is safe to apply-you know since certain things can go through the skin into the bloodstream, such as acne medication.
While oral and vaginal herpes is widely known, eyes and nose believe it or not can get infected if you are not careful. HSV can cause sores on the face and lips (facial herpes, for example cold sores) , or sores on the genitals (genital herpes).
Nobody knows what stirs the virus into action, but tiredness, stress, fever, colds, and sunburn can encourage outbreaks (NHS 2010).
Although it is rare, children and adults with weakened immune systems may also need to take antibiotics during severe episodes of cold sores to treat bacterial infections that may develop. If you have a cold sore while pregnant, you are giving your baby the antibodies to fight the virus.
Cold sore (on lips) can harm the baby after birth for example if you have a sore and kiss baby.

But Raveney was not infected with HSV-1 during her pregnancy because Mira’s blood tests showed no antibodies against the virus, antibodies that would have been passed through the placenta.
This group includes the herpes simplex virus (HSV) that causes cold sores, fever blisters, and genital herpes. In children, it’s used to treat cold sores (in kids over 12) and chicken pox (in children over age 2). For those who develop a cold sore while pregnant and want to avoid medication, some home remedies are available that can reduce discomfort and speed healing.
Although medications are available that can shorten the duration of a cold sore and help alleviate painful symptoms, a woman who develops a cold sore during pregnancy may be concerned that taking medicine could harm the baby.
In most cases, it’s a good idea to have a medical professional evaluate a specific case and give advice on whether medication is a good idea.
GlUZlTl I have been very concerned about using medication for cold sores while I have been pregnant because I don’t want to harm my baby.

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