DD is 3.5 and has a cold sore. She's had one once before about a year ago. I have never had one so I don't really know much about them. Is there a treatment I can use to get rid of it quickly? I'll be keeping her home until it dries up as I'm assuming it won't be contagious once it's dry. I'm constantly stuck at home lately thanks to DS getting sick all the time and I'm over it!!!
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27-05-2015 09:18 #1
27-05-2015 10:44 #2
I just woke up with one today I haven't had one in years! I use Zovirax which seems to work fairly fast for me. I'm not sure if able to use in kids. I was at the chemist this morning & there were a heap of different creams, they might be able to recommend the best one.
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27-05-2015 11:20 #3
As well as the cream I use the clear patches from the chemist which stop it from spreading to DS.
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27-05-2015 14:08 #4
27-05-2015 14:14 #5Senior Member
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Hate to be a downer but they are still contagious when dry, maybe ask your pharmacist if they have a lysine supplement for kids, I have found this great in reducing the severity and duration of mine and also if I start feeling run down (when I normally get them worst) I start taking it as a preventative dose and don't seem to get them as frequently
27-05-2015 14:34 #6
28-05-2015 22:21 #7Senior Member
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Most likely is a cold sore but if no one else in the family gets them could be worth a trip to GP to confirm as school sores/impetigo can also look similar.
I do get cold sores so it was my first assumption when DS developed something blistery on the edge of his lip. But it didn't develop exactly as I expected so went to the GP and ended up with a diagnosis of school sores and a prescription for antibiotic cream.
Touch wood all my 3 kids are yet to get a cold sore although I'm sure its inevitable.
29-05-2015 08:55 #8
I just booked in to see the GP this afternoon as it hasn't gotten any better. Last time she had one I went to a walk-in GP and was told she had hand foot and mouth, which I knew was wrong as she's had HFM before and she had no other symptoms or spots. My pharmacist said impetigo, so I went to my usual GP who eventually concluded it was a cold sore. So I'm pretty confident it's a cold sore but I guess it's worth checking just in case and if there's any doubt I guess it's worth getting some antibiotic cream. Gah, so frustrating! I hope it goes away soon!
29-05-2015 09:12 #9Senior Member
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Sorry Cue, this is very frustrating. I hope it clears up quickly.
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