Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Michelle | 2010/06/06

Q.

Herpes in 3 year old

Hi my 3 year old daughter has herpes HSV1. We also have a 2 month old baby, is it dangerous if he gets it and what will the syptoms be if he does?? Will he be treated with the same stuff that she is taking?? Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Yes herpes is catchy and you need to take careful precautions.Do not allow your 3 year old to touch or especially to kiss your baby. Wash your hands after touching your 3 year old or her eating utensils which should be kept separate and washed separately.If your baby does become infected he will need the same treatment.

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