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How likely is it that I will spread HSV 1 to my baby if I have never had symptoms of the virus but my mother has gotten cold sores for as I remember?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics

In brief: Herpes simplex

Common. Between half and three-quarters of ordinary people "carry" HSV.
Most are not symptomatic. If you have a mouth or lip blister , I wouldn't kiss the baby, but I wouldn't recommend 1/2 to 3/4 of mothers not kiss/touch/cuddle their babies.

In brief: Herpes simplex

Common. Between half and three-quarters of ordinary people "carry" HSV.
Most are not symptomatic. If you have a mouth or lip blister , I wouldn't kiss the baby, but I wouldn't recommend 1/2 to 3/4 of mothers not kiss/touch/cuddle their babies.
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http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/oral_health/mouth_infections_85,P00888/ More information on HSV
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