Thursday, July 30, 2009

Oh no!

Hmmm, I don't know who Bryn has Bern kissing but it's neither D nor
myself because neither of us have coldsore virus! I've gone through
my entire life avoiding the dreaded cold sore like the plague, and now
one of my boys have it! Bugger! Anyone have any experience with
coldsores in littlies - is Zovirax a no-no?

3 comments:

katef said...

I was always under the impression that you could have the virus but never show symptoms of it... which is not to say that you or anyone in your family has it... it could have come from anywhere, and not just kissing. If you have one on your lip or nose you can spread it by sneezing,coughing etc...

Horrible bloody things. Zinc and L-lysine help a lot.... but the only thing I've found to really work is getting in super early and icing the bejeebers out of them before they develop... which is near on impossible with a kid.

Could be a one off... I had a sore in her arm pit which we had tested and turned out to be same virus but it has never come back (so far)...

Kebeni said...

Kate is right, 90% of population has the herpes simplex virus but don't get blisters. L-Lysine is great, low sugar diet and plenty of sleep.

Sif said...

Ah, ok, thanks, peeeps! So, basically, he could have caught it from us, that's sad (seeing as we don't suffer the symptoms ourselves then)...

Kelli, funny you should mention sugar and sleep, he's had way to much of one and D was just saying he was seeing telltale shadows under his eyes from lack of the other...

Teenagers and the failing parent...