Your child's dentist can help explain the virus, what causes the cold sores and fever blisters to pop up, and how to stop them. Once your child has a blister or a sore, the dentist will advise you to take these steps:
Keep the area around the sore and around the lips moisturized with lip balm.
Try not to touch the area.
Don't pick at the sore or blister.
Don't share food or drink when there is a sore.
Should I Call a Dentist?
Although the first outbreak of cold sores will usually happen within a few days of being exposed to the virus, these will usually go away. The virus will only cause more cold sores and fever blisters later in life, usually in times of stress or during times of sickness.
You should call a doctor if your child has any of these symptoms:
Sores that last longer than a week
Sores that make talking and swallowing difficult or painful
Call Kool Smiles Today
If your child has fever blisters and needs to see the dentist, bring him or her to Kool Smiles. We're a network of general and pediatric dentists and we're always accepting new patients.
Give us a call today to make an appointment with one of our experienced dentists.
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