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Cold Sore On 1 Year Old
Whats the chances my 1 year old contract cold sore after touching band aid cotton side used to cover it then putting finger in mouth?
Very good. Herpes: Simplex 1 is highly contagious. It wouldn't take much fluid from a Cold Sore on the Band -Aid to infect her, because she touched the mucous membranes in her mouth with her contaminated finger. Children between 6 months & 5 years can have herpetic gingivo-stomatitis with the primary infection. That is inflammation & ulcerations of her mouth & gums. See photo. Symptoms may last up to 2 weeks. ...Read more
My friends kids were over 2 my house & they have cold sores, active lesions, my 1yr old & 1month old were both exposed. Is there anything I can do now 2 ensure they don't get infected & is there anything other than a cold sore that I should n lookin 4?
Cold sores: Your friend's children were very contagious and your 1 yo was definitely exposed if they kissed, shared toys and hands, etc. If you kissed or played with them you could also be potentially infected. Frequent hand washing precautions should be observed now. If your newborn develops a rash, fever, or irritation of the eyelids or eyes, contact your pediatrician immediately. Ban contact of your kids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 11-year-old daughter has a bleeding cold sore on the roof of her mouth, which appears pale, with other small sores. One side of her throat hurts.
Cold sore: It can spread if you touch it then touch your son or if he comes in contact with something like your Chapstick. You can be contagious even when you don't have lessons ...Read more
My 2 year old son woke up this morning with what looks like a cold sore. He has a ped appt tomorrow but how can I tell for sure?
Herpes: Your peds can take a culture and maybe even a blood test. ...Read more
Make up pallete touched an old cold sore patch from a year ago that was faced down. I used the pallete and touched my phone. Can I get herpes whitlow?
My two year old has what looks like a cold sore above her lip, if this is possible, is there anyhjng I can put on it?
Wondering if it's herpes if a 6 year old gets a cold sore? Obviously he hasnt kissed anyone before is it herpes?
My 2 year old son has what appears to be a cold sore below the left corner of his lip. It has went away and come back a couple times. ?
May be herpetic: Without seeing this it is difficult to diagnose, but herpes simplex is a common virus which causes cold sores, and it may recur periodically for the remainder of your son's life. This virus is like a squatter. It sits in your body, sometimes silently without producing any symptoms, but may recur with stress, other infections, or sometimes without an obvious cause. ...Read more
Diet: Cold sores are viral in nature and will be activated by poor diet and/or infection such as a cold. Lysine in an appropriate dose will clear these sores. This can be given to treat the sores or as a preventive method on a continuous basis. Get the advice of a nutritionist familiar with this concept. ...Read more
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