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Mom to (12), (7), (5), (4), (born 7/8/11), , and
Does his breath stink? Has he been exposed to anyone with a cold sore?
My DS1 had herpes simplex around the age of 2 (my mother had a nasty cold sore at the time. I told her to keep her distance, but alas ), and a couple of the sores were on the outside, between his nose and upper lip, and looked like pustual zits, esepcially after a warm bath (the steam draws out the pus :Bleck) They lasted a couple of weeks. His gums were horrible swollen too, though. Like, I could brush his teeth because he would CRY and they would bleed. (I found this out the first time i tried and wouldnt dare to try again til the swelling went down)
DS is almost 15mo. He has had these spots on his face, right under his nose, for a few weeks now. They don't seem to bother him. It looks a lot like teenage acne.
I can snap a photo if you need to see it...I have no idea where to start on what could be causing it.
|Dr. Sears Article on Impetigo
If the infection continues to worsen despite the above treatment, then proceed with the following steps three times a day:
Wash with warm soapy water.
Apply a hot washcloth to the area for 10 minutes (this will improve blood flow to the area and help the body fight the infection).
Apply diluted hydrogen peroxide, than wash off after two minutes.
Apply 10% diluted Betadine solution (mix 1 tablespoon of this over-the-counter brownish red antiseptic with 10 tablespoons of water) and let it dry for two minutes.
Thoroughly wash off all Betadine.
Apply a prescription antibiotic ointment called Bactroban. ...