A 35-year-old female asked:
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my husband just got a cold sore and touched my 2 month old son on the hand after flossing. my baby often puts his hands in his mouth. can he get it?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: It is remotely possible that the baby will get a herpes infection but very unlikely.
Answered on Sep 19, 2012
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