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xanthippe

Hi,

Today my baby came back from the kindergarten with two little blisters on the outer labium ( the outer fold).

I went immediately to my doctor and he confirmed the herpes.

He said to use zovirax.

Tomorrow I will phone the pediatrician for further details.

Can anybody assure me that it is all going to be allright?

Thank you,

Xanthippe

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RealisticGal
Hi,

Today my baby came back from the kindergarten with two little blisters on the outer labium ( the outer fold).

I went immediately to my doctor and he confirmed the herpes.

He said to use zovirax.

Tomorrow I will phone the pediatrician for further details.

Can anybody assure me that it is all going to be allright?

Thank you,

Xanthippe

Hi Xanthippe ----

Since you say you just went to the doctor today, and that he "confirmed the herpes," I'm guessing that what he based that on was a visual exam.

Visual exams are wrong roughly 20% of the time or more. Even the experts who specialize in the field of HSV admit they make mistakes that way. It is possible to "suspect" HSV based on visual exam and history, but it is not possible to "confirm" a suspected case of HSV without performing bona fide laboratory tests.

In order to be sure whether or not HSV caused those blisters, the doctor would have to take a sample of materials from that area with a swab, then run a culture or PCR test. You cannot get those results the same day.

I suggest you go to a different doctor who will run the proper tests, right now, while the sores are still fresh. Once you have a diagnosis that is actually confirmed, you will be able to figure out what to do.

:wavey:

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lydia2

xanthippe, I am a mother also and have a baby girl that is going on 2. I am extremely paranoid that I will somehow pass GHSV1 to her. My doctor assures I won't since I have it on my genitals, but I still get scared what if...Do you have herpes? And are you not worried on how your daughter got it down there? (I would be) Hope everything turns out well and that she only has a weird rash or irritation.

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xanthippe

RealisticGal,

thx for your reply and yes you are right saying that it should be examined more thoroughly.

I have an appointment tomorrow with the pediatrician.

Xanthippe

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xanthippe

Lydia, I do have once in a while genital herpes on the outer side and I also get blisters on my lip whenever I am exhausted. I wash my hands so much they get very harsh. I don't know how the heck she got it, if she got it. Tomorrow all will be clearer I hope.

Thanks for replying. Always nice to know one is not alone

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