Poor S. You may recall that she suffers from cold sores. She started getting them when she was around 3. She's even managed to have one bought of impetigo in exactly the same area - bottom lip, left hand side. I feel so sorry for her.
A couple of weeks ago yet another cold sore came up. We're using those Compeed patches like they are going out of fashion in this house! We caught it early and it took around 7 days to completely disappear all the same. Today was school photo day for her. Guess what she woke up with? Yep, a stonking great cold sore :(
I'm not sure if I told you this but every school photo she has had done (3 years now, since she was in nursery) she's had a cold sore for it. How is that even possible? This year we thought we'd beaten it as at the beginning of this week, her cold sore had almost disappeared but nope, as usual, it's back.
Last weeks cold sore was swabbed by me. The last time we visited a doctor about it, I was given swabs for the next outbreak. I'm cross today though as when I tried to call the doctors surgery on Monday to get the results (yes, 10 day wait you know) I was informed, in quite a blunt manner by the receptionist as I got through at 10am "You need to phone us between 2pm and 4pm for results. Thank you" and she hung up!? WTF? I've been so busy the rest of this week I've not been around during those two hours to get the results. Tomorrow I shall phone and trust me here - someone will give me those results no matter what sodding time it is!
What I'm more cross about is it seems there is nothing we can do for our poor little 5 year old girl who must have at least 8 - 10 cold sores per year. It's beyond ridiculous. Surely this isn't normal?
I'm looking for support from anyone else with young children with cold sores please. What are you doing? Have you found a great treatment I can get/ask my doctor for? Anything!
Hubby and I both suffer from cold sores, as does the teen, but none of us have had one and none of us would kiss each other on the lips if we did. How can this little girl of ours suffer so badly with them? Any advice folks?