Can you use cold sore cream when breastfeeding?

Aciclovir cream, aciclovir or valaciclovir tablets are all considered safe while breastfeeding.

Can I use Zovirax while breastfeeding?

Limited human data show that aciclovir does pass into breast milk following systemic administration. However, the dosage received by a nursing infant following maternal use of ZOVIRAX COLD SORE Cream would be insignificant.

What if mom has cold sore with newborn?

If You Have A Newborn Baby And Someone Has a Cold Sore:

They should not kiss, cough, or sneeze near the baby to avoid their saliva getting on the baby. You may even ask them to wear a mask to cover their cold sores. You may even avoid being near that person while they have a cold sore.

What can I take for a cold sore while breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding and cold sores

Aciclovir cream, aciclovir or valaciclovir tablets are all considered safe while breastfeeding.

Does Zovirax speed up healing?

This medication is used to treat “cold sores/fever blisters” (herpes labialis). It can speed up healing of the sores and decrease symptoms (such as tingling, pain, burning, itching).

What if I kiss my baby with a cold sore?

A baby is most at risk of getting a herpes infection in the first 4 weeks after birth. You should not kiss a baby if you have a cold sore to reduce the risk of spreading infection. Cold sores and other blisters caused by the herpes virus are at their most contagious when they burst.

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How long is a cold sore contagious for?

Cold sores are typically contagious for up to 15 days. You need to wait until all your cold sore symptoms have cleared – including the blister and any scabbing – to reach the point when cold sores are not contagious anymore.

What is a cold sore patch?

A cold sore patch is a kind of a virus shield that goes over your cold sore caused by the HSV-1 Virus. It helps reduce the risk of contamination and covers the sore to promote faster healing and avoid the embarrassment of having a cold sore. The cold sore patch covers and seals the sore.

Can a mother kiss her newborn?

Sweet and squishy baby cheeks are hard to resist kissing, but doing so can cause serious health consequences. In order to prevent serious health issues, anyone and everyone, including parents, should avoid kissing babies.

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