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How do I deal with mouth herpes simplex? I want to kiss my baby.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
9 doctors agree

In brief: Risk/benefit

Many cultural practices are just that, a practice that represents something.
Kissing your baby could put them in the hospital, so your thinking brain needs to decide that your emotional brain needs to wait. If you are lucky you can have most of your life to kiss on the kid, when the HS is not active.

In brief: Risk/benefit

Many cultural practices are just that, a practice that represents something.
Kissing your baby could put them in the hospital, so your thinking brain needs to decide that your emotional brain needs to wait. If you are lucky you can have most of your life to kiss on the kid, when the HS is not active.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Cold sores

When active are highly infective so do not kiss your baby.
Can speed up healing by using topical antiviral. Also avoid oral sex when active as the recipient of oral sex can develop genital herpes

In brief: Cold sores

When active are highly infective so do not kiss your baby.
Can speed up healing by using topical antiviral. Also avoid oral sex when active as the recipient of oral sex can develop genital herpes
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Virus infection

Do not kiss your baby until herpes is gone.
A simple remedy is taking the Amino Acid lysine that you can usually obtain from a health food store.

In brief: Virus infection

Do not kiss your baby until herpes is gone.
A simple remedy is taking the Amino Acid lysine that you can usually obtain from a health food store.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Medication

Valtrex, (valacyclovir) acyclovir, etc.
.. See your doc. Don't kiss the baby until this is taken care of.

In brief: Medication

Valtrex, (valacyclovir) acyclovir, etc.
.. See your doc. Don't kiss the baby until this is taken care of.
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
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