Cold Sores are small blisters that occur around or on the lips and are caused due to herpes simplex virus. These cold sores usually clear up on their own without any treatment within 7 to 10 days. Symptoms of cold sores in children are tingling or itching around the mouth. Other symptoms are fever, pain around the mouth, swollen glands in the neck and development of small fluid-filled sores around the edges of the mouth. In small children, cold sores may be accompanied by drooling. Recurrence of cold sores often happens at the same place.
HOW IS COLD SORES DIAGNOSED?
A physical examination is usually carried out by the ENT specialist or a general physician who will also check your body temperature and other signs of cold and allergy.
HOW IS COLD SORES TREATED?
Cold sores usually heal by themselves after they break and crust over. For very painful cold sores, external ointments or skin creams may be applied. You may even have pills for pain relief and faster healing of cold sores.
DID YOU KNOW?
Stress reduction plays a major role in preventing and healing cold sores. Specially relaxation techniques such as deep breathing exercises and meditation