Cold Sores During Pregnancy

Before treating cold sores during pregnancy it is very important to know what causes cold sores during pregnancy. One of the primary causes for increased cold sores during pregnancy is the herpes simplex type 1 virus or the herpes simplex type 2 virus which is also known to result in genital sores.

Natural Treatments & Home Remedies for Cold Sores

Cold sores during pregnancy should be treated immediately as they are known to be very contagious.

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Women who have active cold sores at the time of delivery may need to go in for a C –section rather than a vaginal delivery so as to ensure that the cold sores do not get transmitted to the baby. Cold sores during pregnancy can also be in the form of neonatal herpes which is known to be a very deadly medical condition for both the mother and the child. One of the ways to prevent the occurrence of increased cold sores during pregnancy is to avoid over exposure to the sun, get adequate amount of sleep and also try and remain as healthy as possible during the pregnancy as these factors if not paid attention to tend to act as triggers for cold sores during pregnancy. One of the treatment for cold sores during pregnancy is to rub an ice cube on the cold sore for at least ten minutes every hour. This is essential to ensure that the herpes simplex virus does not travel from the nerves to the skin.

Another one of the natural treatments for cold sores during pregnancy is to prepare a thick paste of water and cornstarch.

This paste should be applied heavily on ones cold sore and then allowed to dry up before washing it off with some cool water. Another one of the home remedies for increased cold sores during pregnancy is to steep a tea bag in boiling water for around five minutes and then apply this tea once cooled down to the cold sore lesions. This natural treatment for cold sores during pregnancy is known to be highly effective in promoting the crusting of the lesions and thereby causing them to completely heal and disappear within four to five days. Another treatment for cold sores during pregnancy is to ensure that one is not consuming foods that contain arginine as it is a common trigger for cold sores. Arginine is usually found in foods such as beer, soda, chocolate, nuts, gelatine , cereals and so on.

Cold Sores During Pregnancy
Cold Sores During Pregnancy
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