what can I use
, Mar 13 2012 11:53 AM
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:53 AM
10 weeks pregnant and I remember with DS I couldn't use zovirax etc when I was pregnant for oldsores - anyone got a remedy tha i CAN use?
Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:56 AM
Whoops , I used it when PG!
Maybe try the beta dine paint?
Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:01 PM
I've used it for 4 days straight, (cold sore gone now, love the stuff!) but I'm 37 weeks, my ob said it was fine. Might be different in early pregnancy though?
Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:03 PM
sorry I dont belong here but it came up to the side and I suffer cold sores on occasion.. I use tea tree - not sure if thats considered safe rather than chemist meds? Will dry it up but other thing I use is Blistex lip balm - the thick goopy one and it has also worked well bc I had trouble with my lip splitting and bleeding if dried out too much
Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:05 PM
I used it when I was 7 weeks pregnant..I got 3 joined together and was what my doc told me to use..my son is now 17 months
Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:11 PM
I wouldn't use Zovirax, i have had several through pregnancy and have been told by both Dr and Pharmacist that it isn't safe to use when pregnant.
I have been recommended Lysine supplements (unfortunately i'm allergic) and Zinc. Tea tree is also good at drying them out.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:22 PM
I also use a dab of tea tree (dilute) and works better than most of the other treatments. Just don't lick your lips (tastes pretty ick) and is not good for you.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:58 PM
I used zovirax although wasnt in the first trimester - seems there are mixed opinons on this even between professionals?
Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:39 PM
I found that Carmex works well and is safe during pregnancy.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:44 PM
I was going to suggest L-lysine as well, though i am not sure if it can be used during pregnancy - though the pharmacist will know.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:57 PM
Not sure if it's safe or not but have heard that wetting a lysine tablet and making it into a sort of paste and applying it directly to the cold sore helps, as well as taking them orally.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:06 PM
I just used ice on it when I was pregnant as was advised by dr and pharmacist not to use Zovirax (it hasn't been tested on pregnant ladies so they don't actually know if there are any long term side affects).
You can use those patches that they sell as they don't actually have any chemical in them.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:50 PM
I've always found zovirax to be useless, it seemed to make them get worse and then they would reappear in a week. I swear by aloe vera gel, clears them up in about a day! I find it more effective than prescription medication
Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:54 PM
Use the patches - absolutely brilliant!
Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:23 PM
Ive just had a coldsore (not pregnant) and used a lysine/zinc/vitamin c tablet. Directions state that its suitable in pregnancy but with a half dose.
Ice and tea tree oil also work well.
Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:23 PM
I'd can't understand anyone suffering clod sores these days . As its in the herpe virus ,you can take Valtrex at the first tingle and it won't come up at all and as it is the drug they give women who are in their 3rd trimester and have gentile herpes for a safe delivery , I guess you must be able to take it .. No one has to suffer them , they aren't PBS listed but can be claimed on private health and as you only take 3 to 4 tablets each out break it works out the same price as all those chemist lines .. Worth asking Dr , my Friend has used it for years and if you have special occasion coming up you can take to prevent an out break .. Hope this helps
Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:37 PM
Zovirax (active ingredient 'aciclovir') cream is safe to use all during pregnancy. There is lots of long term safety data on this drug and it is the antiviral of choice during pregnancy (even via the oral or intravenous route which are MUCH higher doses). The amount you would systemically absorb from the cream would be so small anyway, and the risk to a fetus of a systemic HSV (cold sore virus) infection would be much much greater, so I would not hesitate in treating the coldsore with Zovirax cream, but speak with the pharmacist if you need some reassurance.
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