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A 28-year-old female asked:

i was diagnosed with hsv1and2 i used to kissmy baby take baths with my baby share towels eat she sleeps on my chest what are the chances she caught i?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Children have herpes: Many children have oral herpes. It probably is from parents and other people kissing them, so getting oral herpes is considered a normal part of life. Whether it is Herpes 1 or Herpes 2 would depend on which type is in the kisser's saliva. Haven't heard of anybody being able to predict the percent chance of a child catching herpes from a particular person during a particular time period.

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