Got hsv-1 outbreak and taking acyclovir. A day after I started taking it my head hurts, dry hands with slow breathing and can't sleep.

Acyclovir. Stop the acyclovir and let your doctor know you may be having a reaction and let him decide if you should continue. . You can also use lysine 1500 mg when you have an attack and 500 mg a day to prevent an attack.

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Should I be concerned if during a HSV 1 outbreak above my mouth, I visited my two week old niece? I am concerned about droplet t I started applying zovirax ointment as soon as I felt tingling at the area. I washed my hands and stayed about two feet away

Cold . Cold sores or fever blisters are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1) and are extremely common. By the time people reach adulthood, 70-90% of them have been exposed to hsv-1. Most people become infected as an infant or small child when kissed or by sharing eating utensils with an adult who has the virus. The virus is most contagious when someone has a cold sore, but can still be passed along by someone who does not. Many people do not even know that they are infected because the virus can "hide out" in the nerve cells for very long periods of time - for some people it hides out forever and they never get a cold sore. For others, the virus can "wake up" and that's when a cold sore happens. No one knows exactly what causes a cold sore to appear - sometimes stress, illness, fevers, colds, sunlight, cold weather, menstruation, certain foods, allergies, you name it! they usually last 7-10 days and are more of an annoyance than a danger unless you have a weakened immune system or contract a bacterial infection on top of the cold sore. As long as you practice good hand washing and do not kiss or share utensils with the child, you are minimizing her exposure. Read more...
Low likelihood. Unless you kissed the baby or touched her with contaminated hands at her mouth or lips, the chances of transmission are negligible. Read more...

Should I be concerned if during a HSV 1 outbreak above my mouth, I visited my two week old niece? Worried about droplet infection I started applying zovirax ointment as soon as I felt tingling at the area. I washed my hands and stayed about two feet away

HSV . Hsv type 1 is typically passed on by direct exposure to saliva and even droplets from breath. The precautions you took should have been sufficient to protect the newborn from the virus. I am very impressed by your thoughtfulness in this matter. You would be surprised at the number of individuals that do not take these precautions, your niece is lucky to have someone that cares so much for her well being. There is still a significant chance that she will contract it at some point in her life, it is most commonly transmitted in childhood. Regardless you are doing the responsible thing. Read more...
Very little. Unless you kissed her or touched her lips or mouth with your contaminated hands, the chances of spreading to her is negligible. Read more...