Re: Has Anyone Given Hsv To Toddlers Via Facial Herpes
I was reading your post, and I just wanted to let you know that herpes can be passed from like cold sores on the mouth to a child's genitals. This is what happened to me, at about the age of 4 moths old. I am now almost 23 years old. I was being taken care of by a baby sitter that had fever blisters and must have touched an open outbreak on her mouth before changing my diaper, hence transferring them to me. I was told that my first outbreak was all over my body, including my hands and like the bottoms of my feet and such. Today, I only ever get them in the genital area, both front and back.
All of this has been very hard for me, because to this day I do not know if I have type 1 or 2. Doctors seem so hesitant to test things. I have just been told I have herpes. And unfortunately, when I have an outbreak that could be tested, it usually falls on the weekends when doctors are not there. My biggest struggle is because nothing seems to work for me. I have literally tried every medication out there from creams, to daily pills, to pills taken only when outbreaks occur. I have tried all kinds from Famvir to Valtrex to all the generic brands. Nothing seems to work for me. With my situation and not being able to find something that works for me, I would be curious to know if I actually had type 1 or 2. Unfortunately, doctors seem to just ignore my requests. It's like they look at you and say you have herpes, what more do you want? I also feel it is very frustrating that after at least 22 years for me, no one has come up with that great of help. I feel like people ignore herpes when it comes to medical research because it is not a life threatening disease! So I understand completely where you are coming with about doctors not being very helpful.
I have never heard of people usually having an outbreak on their face besides the mouth, so that is new to me. I would just suggest being very careful around your child. When she is old enough, maybe explain some that you can't say kiss her on the face at times, because you don't want to pass your virus to her. It doesn't have to be detailed, but so she knows that you love her, but don't want her to also end up with the virus you have. Hope that helps some.
Last edited by dghterofchrist; 03-05-2007 at 08:51 PM.