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Old 01-02-2013, 09:58 AM   #1
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Cold sore...so worried

Hi all. Im new here and I just had to post as I'm worried sick here

I have a 9wo and the other day I was so tired. Hubby let me sleep and I couldn't seem to get enough. I was feeling kind of sick and I just figured it was lack of sleep (with a baby I figure that's pretty typical lol)

Anyhow I woke up the other morning with a freaking cold sore! I immediately started valtrex and I've been wearing a surgical mask since to avoid the babies exposure but I think I see the start of a blister on his face. I'm freaking out. I called the doc and have appointment today but when I looked it up on the Internet it was all horror stories!!!!!!! Brain damage and death and ugh I'm soooo freaking out.

Anyone have this happen and not have a horror story? I'm in such a panic.

This isn't my first cold sore. I've had them for awhile including two early in pregnancy. Ugh!!! They are a curse!

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Old 01-02-2013, 10:02 AM   #2
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I dont have any advice to offer. Sorry your dealing with this. I hope you can get some relief and baby is better soon.

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i get cold sores all the time and my kids have never gotten them from me
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I've had them a few times, and nobody has ever gotten it from me.

It's hard not to worry, but, other than a few horror stories I have heard of online, i've never met anyone who said they passed a cold sore to their child.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:45 AM   #5
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Thanks guys! Took him to the dr who said to keep an eye. If he gets a sore before 12 weeks he has to have IV Meds. I'm just hoping and praying over here but he seems ok no fever etc just so scary!!!
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