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Hello my name is Amber and I was diagnosed with gh on Firday the 16th. I have a 2 month old daughter and im terrified to change her diaper without latex gloves. See in the winter my hands get very dry and cracked and I was and sanitize my hands constantly but Im scared I will get it on my hands and spread it to her. Is that possible?? Also could my husband get it from the toilet or from towels that I use, or if my underwear get mixed in with his?? And will washing that actually kill the virus??? Someone please answer these questions im a basket case. Im so confused and i dont no what to think or do. Please help!!!

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ur daughter is prob fine, if u are washing ur hands after u use the bathroom- and not touching urself randomly throughout the day- but if gloves make u feel better go for it. when i worked in day care, we always wore gloves it just more sanitary for the person changing the diaper.

my sister believes she can get it from the toilet but i have to remind her constantly that my crotch doesnt touch the ENTIRE rim of the seat. if im rubbing my crotch on the seat well then thats diffrent and mean, but im not. if it bothers anyone keep a can of lysol in the bathroom and spray/wipe when ur done.

laundry def kills it. the virus cant live very long outside the body, and well adding soap , and hot water> it doesnst stand a chance. your undies are fine w/ his.

towels>> i always wondered this, i read somewhere that you shouldnt share them, and then i wondered how many people actually share towels? its not hard to have 2 towels, i dont share the towel im using with my hubby and hes been fine.

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no haha. thank you so much for answering that i have been a wreck the past two days. That makes me feel so much better i was worried bout spreading it to them. Is there anything i can do for the pain??? Any tips

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um just burning when i pee and i guess i when i walk around a lot they hurt and when they break. Im having a very bad 1st outbreak. Are they all going to be this bad i mean im on valtrex but incase i do get another one

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for peeing- i found it extremly helpfull to do it in a warm bath.

just run some water, extend legs as far as u can, and go for it. at first release it stings but thats it.

i tried to not walk around as much as possible, i stayed in bed for like 3 weeks and only got up to go to the bathroom.

but i would just take alot of painkillers, if u have to. i was able to get a rx for vicodin since my outbreak(1st) was very bad

and yes they do get alot better. my 2nd one (8 months later) is no comparison. i didnt even know i was having one

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Thats good to know!! Ive just felt so bad and ashamed im glad i found this site talking to you is making me feel better. Now i wont be a wreck around my baby or husband. Can i still get pregnant without spreading it to my husband?

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... its possible, but it would depend on his immune system, your virus, shedding etc...

i havent spread it to my hubby in the time ive had it and we do it all the time, w/o protection. (not the smartest thing but weve had our talks, and are both aware of what might happen- and if i even feel like somthings going on below its condom-or nothing)

so its possible that u and ur hubby can have another child and not have him infected

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