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Is it safe for someone with a cold sore to be around our newborn (4 days old)?

7 doctors weighed in
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

No one with active cold sores (herpes) should be around a new born.
If that is not practical use extremely good hand washing and do not allow the baby to come in direct contact with the lesion.

In brief: No

No one with active cold sores (herpes) should be around a new born.
If that is not practical use extremely good hand washing and do not allow the baby to come in direct contact with the lesion.
Dr. Christopher Stenberg
Dr. Christopher Stenberg
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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is. Please just refrain from kissing the infant given the immune system is not fully developed.

In brief: Yes

It is. Please just refrain from kissing the infant given the immune system is not fully developed.
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Just no kissing.

In brief: Yes

Just no kissing.
Dr. Kelly Kane
Dr. Kelly Kane
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