How to Treat Children’s Cold Sores

How to Treat Children's Cold Sores

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Most of the time a cold sore will heal on its own. However, they can also be painful, especially when they appear in children. When your child has a cold sore, it is best to treat the symptoms so that they are able to heal without pain. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

The first thing that you can do is to put a wet, cool towel on the sore for about 20 minutes at a time. This can be repeated three times each day and will help to reduce the amount of swelling and redness that your child will have around the sore.

You can also give them pain medication to help deal with the pain caused by the sores, but it is always best to talk to your doctor first. Make sure that you are following your child’s doctor in regards to medication and always giving them the right dosage.

Many kids also find relief from a cold sore when they rinse their mouth with a mouth rinse that contains baking soda. This is a great way to help relieve the pain that your child is feeling. You should also avoid foods that will cause pain for your child, such as spicy foods and those that are acidic.

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Lindsey Zaldivar
Lindsey Zaldivar | ConceiveEasy
Lindsey lives in Roselle, Illinois with her husband and son Harry. In between keeping up with a busy toddler, she enjoys blogging about parenting, cooking, crafting at The Accidental Wallflower.