Passing cold sores from parents to kids is a common problem for many families. Although cold sores are not harmful, they can be painful and cause embarrassment. This “Mommy Minute” video will discuss the ways in which cold sores can be passed on from parents to kids, as well as the best methods of prevention. We will also look at how to treat a cold sore if it does occur, and how to reduce the chances of it being passed on again.