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Kiss On Forehead
Hi doctors, my daughter has a high fever and when i kiss her forehead it tastes metallic. Can anyone tell me why that may be?
Couple reasons: She may be actually pushing some metals out of her pores with the fever. The most common reason is when someone is on amoxil (amoxicillin)...Urine and sweat can have a musky or metallic smell. I have also heard of it after a flu vaccine...Which does contain heavy metal- aluminum and mercury... ...Read more
2 week old baby got kissed on the forehead by my aunt who has a cold sore. What are the chances my baby will contract this virus now? Ive never had 1.
???: Hard to say. I am sure you wiped it off ASAP after aunt not looking. The likelihood is questionable, as the forehead is not a moist surface and no membranes were involved. Greater risk if area then touched and fingers got into mouth or nose or eyes Do not hesitate to protect your child by advising -especially family- people not to kiss child when a sore is present.They don't like it - too bad. ...Read more
Baby is 8 weeks. Aunt with Herpes kissed the baby on the forehead. She did not have an lesions at the time. What are the babies risks?
Not Zero but small: We would not call the risk zero in this instance, but it is extremely small. ...Read more
If someone has herpes and I kissed her from the cheeks , forehead and eyes (not lips) will i get infected with Herpes? ..is it so easy to acquire it?
Easy but...: Oral herpes is easy to catch, because many adults have it, but it presumably requires getting some saliva or kissing areas with sores. Nobody really knows what happens if a person just kisses "other" facial areas of a herpes patient. Oral herpes is considered a normal, universal infection in humans because so many people have it. A blood test can tell if one has herpes even if he never gets sores. ...Read more
My long distance boyfriend has a cold sore and I'm seeing him this weekend- can I kiss his face and can he kiss my face? Like cheek/forehead not mouth
It depends...: Is the diagnosis certain? Facial herpes can occur, but less common than oral (lips, etc), and it is unusual to have outbreaks in two area, i.e. both cheek and forehead. If he has it and you do not, best to avoid kissing and other direct contact, e.g. no oral sex on you. You could have a blood test. If already positive for HSV1 (as are half of all people), you're immune, can't catch it again. ...Read more
My MIL has a coldsore thats scabbed over I saw her lips touch babys head/forehead before i could do anything. Not sure if she kissed him anywhere else?
My 4 month old sons forehead often feels cold when i kiss him... the skin around his eyes is also often very red is this normal? Could it be SIDS?
Is he acting well?: If your son is eating well, is active and alert for a few hours a day and is developing normally then you can relax. If not, he should be checked by his physician. SIDS is, unfortunately, a diagnosis made after a child has been lost to unexplained crib death, not a diagnosis in a living child. Remember, a worried mother deserves a visit to the doctor . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer