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If my mother has a fever blister, should I ask her not to kiss my 4 month old?

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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Yes

The fever blister is caused by herpes simplex type 1 and it ca be infectious.
It would be prudent to avoid kissing while there is an active fever blister. Remind your mom that there are many ways to show love and the blister should heal fairly quickly. Best wishes.

In brief: Yes

The fever blister is caused by herpes simplex type 1 and it ca be infectious.
It would be prudent to avoid kissing while there is an active fever blister. Remind your mom that there are many ways to show love and the blister should heal fairly quickly. Best wishes.
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