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How can you spread herpes?

I am recently infected. Two weeks ago my 5 year old son had surgery on his penis.

After surgery - everytime he went to the bathroom we had to put neosporin on the tip of his penis. I was careful and washed my hands before everytime. EXCEPT once in the middle of the night - I was half awak - he went potty - I grabbed the neosporin and put it on - and then quickly realized I had not washed my hands and that I had probably touched myself downthere because I was in the middle of an outbreak and it itched.

Could I have spread it to him - OMG he is only 5 and I'm freaking out.

What kind of horrible mother am I??? Is it possible that I could have given it to him.

We are twelve days out and I keep asking him if his penis burns, etc. Then today he said it hurt him to pee twice - once yesterday and once today. I dont know if he was serious or not. Because I was asking him a lot.

He just went pee and said it didn't hurt at all. I'm confused and panicked.......

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Soap and water left on hands a few seconds kills herpes. Likely you didn't. To put your mind at ease, buy a box of gloves, and wash hands and put gloves on before applying ointment.

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