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my 12 month old has what looks like herpes! or a cold sore?

his lip is swollen on the top left and i thought it was because we all have a cold, and he had chapped lips from breathing through his mouth. but i looked at it again and it has what looks like small blisters on it..... neither me or my husband have cold sores or herpes..... what is this? and where would it have come from?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:45 PM on Jun. 9, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • take him to the dr !
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:49 PM on Jun. 9, 2010

  • It could be a cold sore or a fever blister. Calm down. It isn't a death sentence.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:49 PM on Jun. 9, 2010

  • keep it moist and it'll go away. Just watch for sign of infection.
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:51 PM on Jun. 9, 2010

  • more then one blister could indicate herpes...although i have that and its called a different kind of herpes but when i was in school...i never was kicked out for having it so like anybody at daycare could of gave it to your child or someone else's child
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:54 PM on Jun. 9, 2010

  • to add...you can put athletes foot cream on it to dry up the blisters. thats what i do
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:55 PM on Jun. 9, 2010

  • cold sore ARE herpes. Herpes Simplex 1. Most of us carry it in our bodies.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:17 PM on Jun. 9, 2010

  • thanks for stating the obvious that cold sores are herpes............ now anyone have any idea if it could be something else other than this? or how he would have gotten it?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:29 PM on Jun. 9, 2010

  • Impetigo perhaps if not herpes. Impetigo can survive on solid surfaces and kids love to touch stuff.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:40 PM on Jun. 9, 2010

  • im not getting worked up lol i just had a question... i didnt know if it was an std, or where it could have come from if i dont have it..... how is that getting worked up
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:51 PM on Jun. 9, 2010

  • My daughter had what looked like herpes on her thumb we took her to the doctor they took a swab and it ended up being a chicken pox virus although at first they thought it was a cold sore I would take him to the doctors there is no harm getting it checked out
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:15 AM on Jun. 10, 2010

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