+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    44
    Thanked
    5
    Reviews
    0

    Default Cold sore new born

    I have never had a cold sore so I am unsure whether my two year old DS has one or not but I am worried as I have a two month old as well!! Are there any other symptoms other then sore ?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    1,125
    Thanks
    298
    Thanked
    368
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Cold sore new born

    What worries me is that cold sores (herpes simplex virus) can be severe for newborns, as they don't have the immune system to fight it. Are you able to quarantine your son away from the baby, maybe send him to grandmas until the sore clears up? If you notice symptoms of cold sores on your baby take him to the doctors straight away, in young babies the virus can spread to the brain or other organs which is what is worrying. Some symptoms to look out for are obviously the sore, little white/yellow pustule on the sore, but also drooling, swelling, swollen lymph nodes, irritability. ETA. I am a RN working with children. Don't mean to worry you but try and keep your son away from the baby if possible and practice good hand washing/hygiene
    ETA - sorry just realised you are not sure if your son has a cold sore or not, can you take him to the doctors to get their opinion?
    Last edited by SpicyTurtle; 22-02-2015 at 12:10.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to SpicyTurtle For This Useful Post:

    beebs  (22-02-2015)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    7,160
    Thanks
    1,701
    Thanked
    3,395
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Do you know where he got it and if that's really a cold sore?
    You can go to Dr and have pathology done to make sure so you know what you're dealing with.
    Otherwise make sure they don't get close! If bub touches him I'd wash hands. .. No sharing drinks etc. .. All the obvious stuff.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    44
    Thanked
    5
    Reviews
    0

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    44
    Thanked
    5
    Reviews
    0
    What do use think ? I'll book into doc tomoz but as far keeping them apart it's really hard that's why I am worried :-/

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    663
    Thanks
    127
    Thanked
    220
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Are you talking about the red mark on his chin? It doesn't look like a typical cold sore to me. I might be wrong, I get them on my lips. Didn't think you could get them on your chin.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Snooze For This Useful Post:

    ThenThereWereThree  (22-02-2015)

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    44
    Thanked
    5
    Reviews
    0
    Yep on his chin , a friend who would get the on her chin and even her eyes ! There are little dots also , it only came out this morning , I'm just paranoid about it with having a new born ! Would he exhibit any other symptoms ?

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    1,427
    Thanks
    497
    Thanked
    1,588
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    That does not look like a cold sore to me.

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    7,376
    Thanks
    2,573
    Thanked
    3,785
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Looks like my daughters dribble rash, usually clears up within a few hours with a barrier cream like pawpaw ointment or Vaseline.

  12. #10
    babycake's Avatar
    babycake is offline Bubhub Award Winner - 2011- Funniest Thread Award
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    565
    Thanks
    721
    Thanked
    329
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I have had cold sores for 40 years. I am a bit of an expert haha.
    you can get them on the chin, or any part if your face where there is moisture is the general rule. I tried to enlarge the picture, are there tiny blisters on that rash?


    eta . When I was about 5 I had a bout of cold sores that covered my entire chin. It was excruciating. I remember hiding under our house as even to put some cream on hurt!! Ouchie!
    Last edited by babycake; 22-02-2015 at 15:15.


 

Similar Threads

  1. cold sore
    By ktlee in forum First Trimester Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 15-12-2014, 05:24
  2. Cold sore
    By RuffledPansy in forum General Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 22-08-2014, 19:03
  3. Cold sore and toddler
    By jmo1 in forum General Child Health Issues
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29-03-2014, 18:02

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Riverton Leisureplex
An Extreme Family Pass at Riverton Leisureplex is the ultimate way to cool off during the summer school holidays. The $30 Pass allows pool and waterslide access for 2 adults and 2 children, as well as a drink, popcorn and an icy pole for each person.
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Baby Sensory
Baby Sensory is the only baby programme that offers a complete approach to learning & development. Our classes offer an exciting world full of fun sensory experiences for parents and babies to enjoy.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!