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#1 of 2 Old 07-23-2004, 07:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I posted this in Health and Healing but not getting any response so far. Ds has a cold sore inside his mouth that is interfering w/ latch and so I'm wondering since lysine works great for my cold sores, can I give him some and how much?
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Ouch, that sounds painful. My friend's baby went on a nursing strike when he had a mouth blister from Hand,Foot & Mouth disease.

I'm no expert but I can't see why you couldn't give lysine to children - I mean it occurs naturally in many foods. I guess like other vitamins and minerals, just gotta be careful you don't use too much.

here's some info on dosages for children:
http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/herbcentral/lysine.html

Aren't you worried about the cold sore spreading to your boob? That would be a major ouch. I got a damn cold sore right about I had my dd. I was terrified of spreading it to her, was too scared to even kiss her. I took that new oral anti viral med, Valtrex and it got rid of it before it could even break out properly, no sign of it after just 2 days.
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