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Think ds might have a cold sore? Not sure, never had one!

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RooneyMara Sat 08-Dec-12 14:59:42

Oh really? That's reassuring - yes I hadn't thought he might have bitten his lip. There was certainly a lot of anaesthetic involved!

Just been googling and getting rather worried about me catching it from him and passing it onto my baby which is due in a few weeks...there are some terrifying stories out there.

But hopefully that's all it is, just a small injury. He's not had a primary infection AFAIK.

Thankyou so much.

Willdoitinaminute Sat 08-Dec-12 14:54:03

Most likely his lip dried out during procedure and it is just a sore area. If he had a local anaesthetic he may have bitten his lip while it was numb.
Unless he has had the primary herpes infection he will not get cold sores. Although caused by the same virus they are very different in their presentation. With primary lesion they are very unwell with a fever and a mouthful of ulcers.

RooneyMara Sat 08-Dec-12 14:34:08

He's only 5 - on Thursday we went to the dentist for him to have a poorly tooth out, it's been bothering him for weeks and he's had antibiotics for it.

I feel bad enough about this, but yesterday, I noticed he had a spot sort of thing on his lower lip, on the same side.

I know they were doing things with suction tubes and so on, it did take a while so it's possible something could have caught on his lip during the procedure? But it does look a bit like a cold sore, I think, and he says it itches.
Today it had a scab on it but that came off when he was eating.

The thing is, I've never had a cold sore, no one in our family has, and I'm struggling to work out how he could have picked it up if it is one.

Any thoughts appreciated - and what on earth do I do with it, if it is?

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