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My 6 years old son was kissed by my aunt who had a cold sore

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Hi,My 6 years old son was kissed by my aunt who had a cold sore even though I warned her like 100 times. It was 3 days ago. My son was complaining about a pain inside her mouth this morning. When I checked, I could see a little bump inside his mouth. He says it is only painful when his teeth touch the bump. It doesn’t look like a cold sore but I am not sure. What do you think it is?

Dear customer,

Thank you for the question.

This does not appear to be a cold sore. It is more likely to be an ulcer and swelling caused by local trauma due to biting of teeth. Or it can be an aphthous ulcer. This is not alarming and will heal by itself in a few days. It is not an outbreak of the viral infection. You can safely relax.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you think he definitely caught the virus? When can we expect it to cause an outbreak?

Dear customer,

Thank you for replying.

Transmission of the virus is not definite and many such exposures can occur without any transmission. However, the possibility of transmission is present and if he does not get an outbreak within 2 weeks you can safely relax and know that he is not infected with the virus.

Take care.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank youCustomer

Dear customer,
You are very welcome!!
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