Quick Answer: Can my baby catch my cold sore?

Can I kiss my baby if I have a cold sore?

You should not kiss a baby if you have a cold sore to reduce the risk of spreading infection. Cold sores and other blisters caused by the herpes virus are at their most contagious when they burst. They remain contagious until completely healed.

What if mom has cold sore with newborn?

If You Have A Newborn Baby And Someone Has a Cold Sore:

They should not kiss, cough, or sneeze near the baby to avoid their saliva getting on the baby. You may even ask them to wear a mask to cover their cold sores. You may even avoid being near that person while they have a cold sore.

Can you have kids if you have cold sores?

The answer to both questions is “yes,” but you’ll need to take some precautions. Women with genital herpes can have healthy children. If you have genital herpes, precautions can help prevent your baby from getting the virus.

How long is a cold sore contagious for?

Cold sores are typically contagious for up to 15 days. You need to wait until all your cold sore symptoms have cleared – including the blister and any scabbing – to reach the point when cold sores are not contagious anymore.

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What happens if a 6 month old gets a cold sore?

Cold sores themselves aren’t dangerous, but it is possible for the virus to spread to other parts of the body – and that can be dangerous. It’s very unusual for a child to get a cold sore in the first six months or so of life, because the antibodies received from his mother offer some protection.

How long after a cold sore can you give oral?

Realistically, you should wait to engage in oral sex until after the cold sores are completely healed, which can take anywhere from 2–6 weeks. You should also abstain from oral sex, kissing, sharing eating utensils, lip balm, etc., until your outbreak is totally gone.

Can a mother kiss her newborn?

Sweet and squishy baby cheeks are hard to resist kissing, but doing so can cause serious health consequences. In order to prevent serious health issues, anyone and everyone, including parents, should avoid kissing babies.

Can you be immune to cold sores?

No. Having cold sores now or as a child does not make you immune to genital herpes. Usually, cold sores on the mouth are caused by the HSV-1 virus and genital sores are caused by the HSV-2 virus.

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