Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Star | 2009/04/06

Q.

cold sores

my 2 yr old son got mouth sores, like cold sores only outside started as rash and he is scratching them they were all over the face took him to the Dr but my worry is he doesnt have flu, he is attending creche, and he is eating well what could b the problem

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This does not sound like cold sores, but more like an infection called impetigo. He should be seen again by the doctor as the usual treatment for impetigo is penicillin or a similar antibiotic.

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