Sores Begone Blog — Cold Sores

When Your Baby or Toddler Gets a Cold Sore or Canker Sore

When Your Baby or Toddler Gets a Cold Sore or Canker Sore

Canker sores, also called mouth ulcers, appear inside the mouth; cold sores, on outer lips, nose, chin, cheeks. It’s quite common for babies and young children to have one type of sore or the other, but also, to have both at the same time because the triggers are the same: stress/fussiness, over-tired, some kind of irritation in or around the mouth (teething, injury, dental procedure), a temporarily impaired immune system due to cold or flu, and too much sun exposure can cause a cold sore. Enviable perks of babyhood are freedom of worry about how to make the mortgage payment...

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Intimacy and the Cold Sore – <br/>Karma’s a Bitch

Intimacy and the Cold Sore –
Karma’s a Bitch

An active cold sore infection is highly contagious from the early warning symptom, such as the tingle, itch or numb sensation we’re all too familiar with to the time the sore has completely healed. Even if the sore is no longer visible yet that area is still tender to the touch, you are vulnerable to an immediate re-occurrence if the triggers are there – over-exposure to sun or wind, fatigue, irritation or trauma to the area, low immune system. During that time, no kissing or contact with mouth ANYWHERE, if you get my drift. No sharing of eating utensils or...

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