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My nanny has nail fungus and she touches my newborn everywhere. Can he get this and get sick? Contagious? What could it do to him? Thank you

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Not easy to pass

I would not fret over this.
You can certainly encourage her to wash her hands & avoid contact by the nail involved but it is not easy for that germ to pass through casual contact. I doubt if it has ever passed that way to anyone including a newborn.

In brief: Not easy to pass

I would not fret over this.
You can certainly encourage her to wash her hands & avoid contact by the nail involved but it is not easy for that germ to pass through casual contact. I doubt if it has ever passed that way to anyone including a newborn.
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