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Fever Blisters..
millerve posted:
So during this pregnancy...I have had many fever blisters on my lips..lucky not all at the same time.. I currently have my 3rd one right now.. I know that many people say its because of the hormones and everything.. is there something that I can use to prevent them from coming back?? I have been putting some stuff on it and the pharmacy says its okay for it.. Should I ask my doctor about it?? Thanks
klbmom2be responded:
There is a topical medicine that is safe during pregnancy called Denavir. It's by prescription (either your Dentist, OB, or Dermatologist can prescribe it). It works great.
bbromley88 responded:
is abreva safe during pregnancy!!???????
jbish responded:
I believe abreva is fine. I used it through my 1st tri and we're fine.
jthsets responded:
Denavir is NOT safe to is a category C drug. Please visit site You can type in any drug and it will give you it's category. A better option is acyclovir(generic for zovirax)-it is a category B. I have also had several fever blisters.....starting at 4 weeks on I have not been without one. They are horrible! I have yet to use anything for them because I am still in the 1st trimester....I am hoping they will stop popping up soon! Ask your doctor for his/her opinion and good luck!
witch666 responded:
Thanks for posting that site. I didnt even think about it but I was using a mary kay product with some benzoyl peroxide in it without even realizing it was bad untill I happened to read an article. Good thing I didnt use it often. Now I'll be checking everything, you wouldn't think something topical could hurt your baby.
jbish responded:
I get them all the time even when not pregnant. I used abreva during pregnancy I also use a ointment called lysine. It's cheap and works great. Check out the website to make sure both are safe. I used them both.

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