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Cold sore?

(4 Posts)
Topsy34 Thu 07-Jan-16 10:21:37

I have a little red spot on the edge of my lower lip. Wasn't there last night, this morning, its not painful, maybe a little tender if i rub my finger over it.

I've never had cold sores or herpes, neither has my husband. I'm just a little worried as i have a young baby.

Spot or cold sore? Im can get to a pharmacy later. Thanks!

patterkiller Thu 07-Jan-16 10:25:47

Hopefully just a spot however the virus can stay dormant and pop up under times of stress, like giving birth.

I swear by tea tree oil. Just dab it on regularly as soon as you can and hourly after. It stinks but I find it works better than any pharmaceutical stuff.

And hard as it is keep your mouth away from your baby and wash your hands often.

Simmi1 Thu 07-Jan-16 10:40:21

The transparent little stickers you can buy have always worked for me - stops the stinging and gets rid of cold sore quicker. Also a good way to protect your baby. I cant remember the name of the stickers.

Topsy34 Thu 07-Jan-16 14:10:20

Thanks, I've had a really good look in the mirror and it looks like a tiny Paper cut that goes on the very edge of my lip up toward my mouth, maybe 3mm long.

I think a cold sore would be more blister like?

Its not tingling or anything so I'm hoping its just a little cut!

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