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can we make baby if have hsv

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HSV: Herpes simplex virus produces these and if the baby already has cold sores the chances are very high that they have been infected with this virus. Yo ... Read More
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Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Herpes simplex: Common. Between half and three-quarters of ordinary people "carry" HSV. Most are not symptomatic. If you have a mouth or lip blister , I wouldn't ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Despain
36 years experience Dermatology
Not fatal: Although anxiety provoking and no one wishes for it, hsv-1/herpes virus is not a fatal disease unless one is quite sickly or immunosuppressed.
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Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
First exposure only: The first exposure is usually the one that is most dangerous because the immune system is still developing and may not handle the infection very well. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes Simplex: Please know that one can be contagious for herpes whether they have sores or not. While it sounds like this exposure was minimal every one should fir ... Read More
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
An older infant?: Actually, the majority of the population has had hsv-1 oral herpes already. We try not to spread obvious germs, so people with cold sores shouldn't ki ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Yes BUT: Babies born vaginally are at risk for aquiring herpes infection from the mother even though she does not have an out break. She can still shed the vir ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Jacobs
65 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: You have to watch for an outbreak around the time of delivery and take Acyclovir if this is suspected, but yes you can have a baby!
A male asked:
Dr. Mark Mcgranahan
23 years experience Pediatrics
Possible...: Newborn babies can be exposed to the herpes virus as they pass through the birth canal. This can happen even if moms do not have active lesions at de ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: Perinataly acquired herpes infection generally show symptoms by 8 weeks of age.
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A male asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mother having HSV: Mother has active hsv if you have more questions - please ask.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes Exposure: If you don't know if you have herpes then you can have a blood test for the antibodies to both hsv 1 & 2. If you have no antibodies you have not been ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: Hearing defect in infant is more often associated with CMV (cytomegalovirus) infection or craniofacial deformity.

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