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Does anybody have a child that gets cold sores? If so how old were they when they started getting them

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:52 PM on Apr. 25, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • Mine does not but cold sores are a virus(a form of a herpes virus) so they can get them at any age after they have been exposed to the virus.
    tntmom1027

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 9:57 PM on Apr. 25, 2013

  • My sister had them from the time she ate tomatoes- so around age one or so. They are a virus, but different triggers can set them off.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 10:01 PM on Apr. 25, 2013

  • I started getting them when I was 9.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 10:03 PM on Apr. 25, 2013

  • I haven't but went through a time when I used to get them. L-Lysine is an amino acid that can help. If they are a child, I don't know what dose would be appropriate, but if taken daily for a year, they are unlikely to come back. Here is a link I found that had good info.

    http://www.quantumhealth.com/news/kids_cold_sores.html
    LeJane

    Answer by LeJane at 10:17 PM on Apr. 25, 2013

  • My little girl doesn't get them, at least not yet. I started getting them around the second grade or so as a kid.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 10:42 PM on Apr. 25, 2013

  • My oldest son got them as a toddler. We put tea tree oil on them which I have been told stings but he never fussed at all
    Nimue930

    Answer by Nimue930 at 11:33 PM on Apr. 25, 2013

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