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My friend watches my baby during the week. She has the STD herpes. Should I be concerned that my baby will contract it?
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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Good Hygiene
As long as the babysitter follows good hygiene by washing their hands after going to the bathroom and avoids kissing the baby - especially when they have an active cold sore, there is minimal to no risk of transmission of the herpes virus.

In brief: Good Hygiene
As long as the babysitter follows good hygiene by washing their hands after going to the bathroom and avoids kissing the baby - especially when they have an active cold sore, there is minimal to no risk of transmission of the herpes virus.
Dr. Paul Carter
Dr. Paul Carter
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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: No worries!
Genital herpes is never transmitted except by sex.
Your baby will not be at risk from care by your friend. Don't worry about it. You're lucky to have such a good friend!

In brief: No worries!
Genital herpes is never transmitted except by sex.
Your baby will not be at risk from care by your friend. Don't worry about it. You're lucky to have such a good friend!
Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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