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Medicines for fever blisters in an infant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My 8 month old baby has a fever blister. Can I put blistex on it? She also puts her hands in her mouth, can it spread to her eyes if she rubs them?
Doctor :   Hi dr XXX here
Doctor :   Yes you can
Doctor :   But apply it diluted
Doctor :   And keep an watch nto to have contact with eyes or mouth
Doctor :   It strictly only for external application
Doctor :   And avoid before breast feeding to you can rather apply after feeding
User :   She had a fever of 102 that dopped to 101.8 after Tylenol. Should I take her to the hospital?
Doctor :   Is your baby receiving any antiobiotics?
User :   None recently
Doctor :   When was thge medicine given
Doctor :   You can wait upto two hours after medicine
Doctor :   If there is no issues on feeding and child is active you can postpone the vivist
User :   Tylenol given 40 minutes ago
Doctor :   But when appears tired / feverish/ poor on feeds will require a visit to hospital
Doctor :   Also give your baby some tepid sponging
User :   If she touches the fever blister and touches her eyes can it spread and should I put something on her hands?
Doctor :   Yes better keep an watch and avoid it
Doctor :   Covering with cloth is not awise idea
Doctor :   Did you follwo?
User :   Is it common for a baby of 7 months to get a fever blister? Can .
Doctor :   Only when any infection sets in
User :   can I email you a picture of the fever blister?
Doctor :   If fever persists more than three days will require antiobiotics
Doctor :   Ok at YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   Wishing her a speedy recovery
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
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