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What can I use to treat my 2 year old's cold sore?

My dd has her second cold sore. I'm just not sure what we can use for it. Our pharmacist recommended that we not use OTC medication since she is so young. Anyone know anything natural that will help?

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caseyloo

Asked by caseyloo at 12:26 AM on Nov. 8, 2009 in Health

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  • I use Carmex to keep it moist so that it doesn't crack.
    doodlebopfan

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 12:29 AM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • Thanks so much, that's what we've been using so far.
    caseyloo

    Answer by caseyloo at 12:43 AM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • Try giving her lycopene capusules. It's a vitamin. I was told awhile ago that it works and helps prevent them as well.
    SaraP1989

    Answer by SaraP1989 at 1:15 AM on Nov. 8, 2009

  • "Try giving her lycopene capusules. It's a vitamin. I was told awhile ago that it works and helps prevent them as well." 


    PLEASE ask your Doc or Pharmacist if this is safe and at what dose!!!!


    Also ask your Doc... there are some RX drugs for cold sores, even for kids!!

    Morgain

    Answer by Morgain at 2:03 AM on Nov. 8, 2009

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