My DD developed her first cold sore overnight. I get them so I think she may have caught it from me (can feel one coming on ).
I use the compeed stickers on mine but she is too young for that.
What can I use on her? She will be 3 in January.
I'm absolutely devastated.
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05-09-2016 06:26 #1
Cold sore (2year old)
05-09-2016 06:45 #2
Oh hugs. I get them and eventually so did DS1. I'm still hoping that DS2 & 3 won't.
I would head to the GP to be honest. As they can be more serious in young children. Other than that go to the chemist to see if you can use Zovirax. Not sure if it's suitable for young children.
Then the usual make sure she washes her hands regularly, tries not to touch her mouth and especially keeps her hands away from her eyes.
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05-09-2016 06:49 #3Senior Member
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Oh hugs. I get them too and it sucks.
It *should* be ok with a 2yo.
I use tea tree oil (and tea tree cold sore cream) on my cold sores so that might be ok. Maybe paw paw?
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05-09-2016 07:17 #4
I'm am normally so careful about not sharing things with DD if I feel one coming on so I am so disappointed in myself.
I've made an appointment with our GP for this morning.
I have put some paw paw on it this morning. I don't even have Zovirax / cold sore cream in the house anyway since I started to use the patches.
She is eating breakfast like normal so she is fine that way.
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05-09-2016 07:18 #5
Oh, they suck. I know how you feel. Have mega guilts over DD1's cold sores. She's 5 and has probably had them about 3 separate times. Hippie health care says that sugar feeds the cold sore virus. So I always try to cut it out 100% when she has one and it does seem to heal quicker. I haven't used any ointments or essential oils on her because I'm worried she'll just get it in her mouth. Also they never seem to help me much. Taking zinc as a supplement really helps cold sores too. Or maybe a zinc cream but at that age I'd think she would rub it off.
I don't think they are dangerous by 2, moreso when they are babies they can spread to the eyes.
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05-09-2016 07:46 #6
Well she now has a spotty face so very glad we have a Drs appointment.
05-09-2016 07:48 #7
05-09-2016 08:54 #8Senior Member
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From the looks of it may not actually be a cold sore. I thought I'd passed it onto my DS one time as it initially looked similar but after a coupe of days I wasn't sure and he ended up diagnosed with school sores (none of my 3 have had a cold sore yet but I'm sure it's inevitable).
05-09-2016 14:40 #9
Cold sore (2year old)
My DS caught a coldsore from me when he was 11 months and it developed on his eye. The gp gives us a liquid form of acyclovir/Zovirax.
They are really common, something like 99% of people carry the virus but only some develop blisters. So they do easily catch them from other children at childcare or school.
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