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cold sores while pregnant It's my turn♥ 34 kids; Greenback, Tennessee 24868 posts
Jan 10th '10

Has anyone else gotten cold sores while pregnant, that you didn't normally get?



I hardly ever get them. Maybe 2x a year, always in the same spot on my lip. But I woke up on Christmas day with one, same spot as always. I used Abreva, and it went away. I woke up yesterday, and have another one in the same spot, but also have one next to it as well. My whole top of my lip is swollen from them. I've never had them this bad, and never so close together. I didn't know I was pregnant until yesterday either.

jess ♥ {MEL} Due October 11; 2 kids; Maryland 810 posts
Jan 10th '10
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wendybird California 19406 posts
Jan 10th '10

stupid fuckin cold sores. I get them very very very rarely. I had one when I was preggers with my third. I've noticed that when I stress A LOT that's when I get them. I don't put anything on them. IMO I've found that just leaving them alone, helps the most.

Hope yours clear up, I hate facing people with them. I feel so gross. :?

It's my turn♥ 34 kids; Greenback, Tennessee 24868 posts
Jan 10th '10
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It's my turn♥ 34 kids; Greenback, Tennessee 24868 posts
Jan 10th '10
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Jodi8 2 kids; Pennsylvania 1531 posts
Jan 10th '10

Maybe because when you're pregnant your immune system isn't up to par and that's why you get more break-outs.....

*Amo a Mis Nenas* 3 kids; Birmingham, Alabama 8838 posts
Jan 10th '10

it could just be the stress on your body.. cold sores are Herpes Simplex Virus type 1. and being pregnant can cause them to come out more. I would ask your dr about valtrex. i have HSV2 [genital] and the valtrex helps surpress mine...

wendybird California 19406 posts
Jan 10th '10
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jess ♥ {MEL} Due October 11; 2 kids; Maryland 810 posts
Jan 10th '10
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It's my turn♥ 34 kids; Greenback, Tennessee 24868 posts
Jan 10th '10

Thanks guys!! I hope this isn't going to be an ongoing thing. I'll check into the Valtrex.

*blah** 1 child; Virginia 419 posts
Jan 11th '10
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*blah** 1 child; Virginia 419 posts
Jan 11th '10
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*Amo a Mis Nenas* 3 kids; Birmingham, Alabama 8838 posts
Jan 11th '10
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Nopenopenope (girl); 17 kids; Rockdale, MO, United States 5714 posts
Jan 11th '10

i dont even remember the last time i had a cold sore before i was pregnant. my first trimester i had one, then i had one my second trimester. ive yet to have one third trimester, but well see.

*E & C's mommy* TTC since Oct 2012; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 625 posts
Jan 11th '10
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