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I've also been told the topical zovirax is fine - not anything oral though.
I (think) I got my first ever cold sore when I was about 9 weeks pregnant. I started with the zovirax - hated how gooey and gross it always felt and ended up rinsing with salt water and applying teatree oil with a cotton bud. Don't know if I actually did or did not have a cold sore but it was all gone in 4 days. (On a side note - I seriously thought I had invented the teatree as a remedy lol!! Anyone else I've mentioned it to had never heard of using it!!)
Op my old local pharmacy wouldn't even sell me panadiene for a sinus headache, they offered lavender oil instead (that's how anti-anything-unnattural-in-pregnancy they are) but they sold me the compeed patches
On another note, (when not pregnant!) the best coldsore cream I've ever used is called Vectavir. If you haven't already, try it!
Try using a natural lip balm that contains peppermint oil- particularly when you feel them coming on. Peppermint is a potent antiviral and antiseptic (like tea tree) but smells nicer too
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