Cold sores are fluid-filled blebs that develop on the lips and mouth. Fever blisters, oral herpes, and herpes labialis are other names for cold sores.
A cold sore often goes through various stages:
- Itching and tingling. Many patients experience tingling, burning, or itching around the lips for about a day before a tiny, painful, hard patch develops
- Blisters. Along the edge of your lips, little fluid-filled blisters appear
Your signs and symptoms will change depending on whether this is your first outbreak or a recurrence.
During a first-time outbreak, you might also encounter:
- Gum disease
- Unwell throat
- Muscle pain
- Enlarged lymph nodes
When to visit the doctor
Usually, cold sores disappear on their own.
Consult a doctor if;
- Your immune system is weak
- Cold sores don’t go after two weeks
- The signs are severe
- Your cold sores come back frequently
- You might notice a burning sensation in your eyes
These unusual feet usually correct themselves by three months, but some babies may need a few physiotherapy sessions.
Treatment for clubfoot
The treatment for club foot typically begins within one to two weeks following your baby’s birth.
The Ponseti approach, the primary treatment, is gently moving and stretching your infant’s foot into a more favorable position.
This process goes into reputation each week for roughly five to eight weeks.
Most infants require a modest surgery to release the Achilles tendon at the back of their ankle.
An anesthetic is applied to remove the feet into a more natural position.
Your baby must wear special boots attached to a bar to prevent the club foot from returning. They’ll wear these all the time for the first three months, then overnight until they turn 4 or 5 years old.
Reviewed by – Dr. Priyanka, MBBS MD Microbiology
Page last reviewed: 16 JULY 2022