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Cold sore in pregnancy

(4 Posts)
LittleMonster100 Fri 26-Apr-13 08:52:02

Can this harm the unborn baby? Have not kissed dc1 at all since getting it (my first in almost 3 years), but worried I'll pass it on to her.

Am using the competed patches, the pharmacist said it was safe to use in pregnancy but not Zovirax.

Is there anything else I can do to help speed up the healing process?

LittleMonster100 Fri 26-Apr-13 08:57:35

Should read Compeed patches.

FrankieSpence Wed 08-May-13 22:50:03

Saw the midwife last week and asked her if the patches were okay to use. She checked and they are fine (phew - want to use them so as not to infect my girls accidentally). Sure she would've mentioned any possible harm to the unborn baby and she didn't.

Slainte Wed 08-May-13 22:51:34

Hmmm my pharmacist said Zovirax was fine to use in pregnancy 2 years ago confused

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