How to Treat Fever Blister on 16 Month Old Girl

Updated on October 07, 2007
A.W. asks from Baton Rouge, LA
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I have a 16 month old little girl, and I'm pretty sure she has a fever blister on her bottom lip. Yesterday afternoon, I noticed a little "boo-boo" on her lip, it appears she may have bitten her lip. Today, it looks more swollen, with a possible "puss pocket" in the same spot. What can I use that is safe for a 16 month old?

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Thanks everyone for your advice! The swelling on her lip has gone down, and it just looks like a small sore from her biting her lip after all.

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answers from Baton Rouge on

Fever blister is called herpes type 2. It is a kind of virus living in human's body and when you've weal immune system or lack of sleep you're tend to get it. Fever blister is aero-forbic. Try to make her rinse with a little bit of salty water off and on, especially after eating. Keep it clean and dry. Discard the toothbrush immediately and replace a new one. Yogurt seems to help and keep away from nuts, chocolate, peas, or spicy food. If I had blister, I normally take Lysine (amino acid) and it really help. And good luck!

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answers from Lafayette on

HI, I was wondering if her heart condition has anything to do with it??? I guess I am just trouble shooting but isn't a fever blister triggered by stress or a low immune system?? I know that Lysine works very well in adults but I have no idea of what dosage you would give a child??? SOrry I am not much help... maybe you should talk to your regular nurse who is familiar with her whole history??? GOOD LUCK!!



answers from Fayetteville on

Our pediatrician always told us to do this for oozing lip injuries, and it works wonders. Steepa regualar tea bag, then take it out of the water and let it cool. Once it is cool, place it on the spot for a few minutes. The tanins in the tea will heal a wound like that very quickly. My young ones would allow me to do this while they sat on my lap watching Barney. The other thing you can do is let her suck on a popscicle/juice pop. That helps with swelling.



answers from Monroe on

I'd check inside her mouth for other blisters/ulcers, generally in children that young if they have one it's because of the coxsackie virus (check hands and feet for rash too). If not, call the nurses hotline or something cause i wouldn't know what to tell you.


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