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    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 ?

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    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?
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    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.

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    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 :-/

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    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.

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    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 ?

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    That does not look like a cold sore to me.

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    Looks like my daughters dribble rash, usually clears up within a few hours with a barrier cream like pawpaw ointment or Vaseline.

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    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!
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