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My child has a cold sore, so what can I do to help him ?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Reassurance

Not much. Tell them it will go away within 7-10 days, but might come back occasionally.
Applying acycovir cream is of little help, except in reducing transmissability but may foster resistance of the strain of herpes your child has.

In brief: Reassurance

Not much. Tell them it will go away within 7-10 days, but might come back occasionally.
Applying acycovir cream is of little help, except in reducing transmissability but may foster resistance of the strain of herpes your child has.
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