Your doctor or pharmacist may also recommend an over-the-counter product to shorten the duration of the cold sore outbreak.
KidsHealth advises parents to notify their child’s doctor if he or she seems to get cold sores frequently; if your child’s cold sores appear near the eyes; or if the fever blisters have not healed up within 7 to 10 days.
Pediatric Dental Health. Oral Herpes and Cold Sores in Children. Web. 14, Nov. 2011. http://dentalresource.org/topic52herpes.htm
KidsHealth. Cold Sores. Web. 14, Nov. 2011. http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/skin/cold_sores.html#
Reviewed November 15, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith