Herpes Simplex Virus / Cold Sores
What are cold sores?
What are the symptoms of cold sores?
|Some children and adults never experience any symptoms with the first attack; others have severe flu-like symptoms and ulcers in and around the mouth. The following are the most common symptoms of cold sores. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include: |
|The symptoms of cold sores may resemble other dermatologic conditions or medical problems. Always consult your children's physician for a diagnosis.|
Treatment for cold sores:
|Specific treatment for cold sores will be determined by your child's physician based on: |
|Although cold sores cannot be cured, treatment may help alleviate some symptoms, if severe. Treatment may include antiviral medication and other types of prescription medications. Always consult your child's physician. |
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