My daughter has always had a cold sore on her lip when she gets tired or stressed and this time it has come up quite badly plus she feels it in one side of her face and eye. As though her eye is hurting. I cant see any change in her eye but am a bit worried. I know if children get herpes in their eyes it can blind them. Should I be worried?
I have had genital herpes for 27 years and know a bit about it but not facially and also worry that her immunity may not be too good as she gets recurred herpes attacks and I know from experience this is more to do with immunity than it is about the virus itself.
the topicals for cold sores don't do much at all. give the doc a call and ask for a prescription for herpes antivirals to keep on hand for future cold sores. she can use either 1 day famvir, 1 day valtrex or 2 day acyclovir to treat cold sores. acyclovir is the cheapest option - 800mg 3x/day for 2 days.
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