Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: anon | 2011/03/16

Q.

cold sore/fever sore on nose

my 7 year old daughter has picked up a cold sore on her nose at the tip of it - it looks bad i am using something from the chemist - will it leave a scar on her nose?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This will not leave a scar but I am not happy about simply calling this a cold sore. She may have a becterial infection of her nose called 'impetigo' and she may need an antibiotic. Pleaase ask your doctor to see your daughter.

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