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My little guy has cold sores

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Poor little bugger! He's been getting a new one ever few weeks and they really bother him. Right now he has one not even on his lip, but under it on his face. I read some stuff about L-Lysine and bought some today. The pharmicist said that I should give him half of a 500mg tablet once a day, but I prefer to come to my fellow mamas for advice before I do that. Does anyone have any better treatments? Is this a good route? Most importantly, how do I get a 3 1/2 year old to swallow a pill?
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I second the lysine. Can you crush the tablets and add it to applesauce or something? Also I'd give him a lot of Vitamin C with bioflavonoids. It helps with skin health and is also good for the liver and immune system. You can also put tea tree oil on the cold sores. Good luck.
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