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Is this a cold sore on my baby's lip? (photo)

(6 Posts)
bumpertobumper Sat 13-Feb-16 12:25:50

Sorry for feeding shot, the only way I could get up close to take a pic. It did have a bit of a crust on it.
DD is just 1. I so hope it's not. I am not that familiar with them, would appreciate any thoughts on whether it looks like a cold sore or just a bit chapped (although position would indicate the former).

TheAussieProject Sat 13-Feb-16 20:35:04

No, I don't think it is a cold sore. I would opt for a angular cheilitis, when a crack forms at the corner of the lips. Moisture (saliva/milk) exacerbates it.
From the picture I can't really see if it is infected.

bumpertobumper Sat 13-Feb-16 20:47:30

Thanks Aussie, I hadn't heard of angular chelitis before but after a bit of googling I think that's what it is. Thanks again

TyrionLannistersShadow Sat 13-Feb-16 20:51:34

I thought of impetigo when I saw it tbh!

ProfessorPickles Sat 13-Feb-16 20:53:53

DS had something similar around 1 and I remember panicking thinking he had caught a cold sore from someone but it went and never came back

TheAussieProject Sat 13-Feb-16 23:22:39

You can put some vaseline on it. I use a cream called homeoplasmine, it is 96% vaseline and some calendula, benzoin and boric acid which are antiseptic and anti fungal. Works wonder for all cracks, sore and dry lips.

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