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Kitty369

I'm afraid I may have passed hsv to my baby through birth perhaps. Has anyone been through this? We have a second Dr appointment tomorrow, but was hoping to talk with someone that may have some other information. 

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WilsoInAus

It would have been very obvious within days if that happened.

How old is baby now? If they’re fine, they weren’t infected.

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Kitty369

My baby is 4 months old. She got what appeared to be a bug bite on her upper inner thigh a couple of weeks ago, but it suddenly looked like a small cluster. I immediately made a Dr appointment and saw the pediatrician the next day. He said with the knowledge of my history of being positive that it very well could be an outbreak, but he couldn't test it because the area didn't have any blister to pop. He prescribed her meds for a week. Two days ago I noticed two almost microscopic spots on her vagina then last night between her butt cheeks I see little bumps that kinda have heads on them. She is going back to the Dr tomorrow for shots. I'm going to ask that we test these bumps for herpes. I'm just worried sick about this. I've been hsv positive for eleven years now. I had delivered by daughter naturally and had been on Valtrex daily for two months before delivery.. I just don't know what to do right now 

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WilsoInAus

Nothing additional is required. You (and even the doctor) are being over sensitive.

As nothing happened in the days after birth, then you can be confident infection did not occur.

Further, most every infection at birth is to the head or upper body and not to the genital area.

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Kitty369

Thank you. I hope you are right about this. During pregnancy my Dr made me comfortable that everything would be fine... Now I'm terrified. 

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WilsoInAus

But with less reason to be given you have you’re healthy Bub!

Remember, about 20% of all babies born today in the US are to mothers with genital herpes and maybe 1 in a few thousand get infected during birth.

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IamPositive
On 7/5/2018 at 11:44 AM, Kitty369 said:

Thank you. I hope you are right about this. During pregnancy my Dr made me comfortable that everything would be fine... Now I'm terrified. 

Hi, how’s everything going???

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IamPositive
2 minutes ago, BrooklynPositive said:

I'm curious to know as well.

Yeah.. I have an infant as well. Been super careful+hygiene everyday.. because in my mind I believe that “popped” him out safely was a great achievement, but he still could contract my virus by accident. :(

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Kitty369

Everything is okay I guess. I have a Dr appointment tomorrow and I'm going to see about texting her further. I noticed a couple of bumps come up today and I'm just really uneasy about it. 

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WannaCry

Infants who contract HSV via birth show symptoms very quickly , and they are extremely extensive and usually life threatening. A few 'bumps' appearing on your child is not an HSV infection. If you look up neonatal HSV you will see what it looks like. It is widespread, red, and blistering.

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bigsusan
On 8/15/2018 at 10:06 AM, WannaCry said:

Infants who contract HSV via birth show symptoms very quickly , and they are extremely extensive and usually life threatening. A few 'bumps' appearing on your child is not an HSV infection. If you look up neonatal HSV you will see what it looks like. It is widespread, red, and blistering.

Why are answers like this so common? "It doesn't present exactly how the average clinical diagnosis/the average article on this condition says it presents so it can't be HSV" like what? You realize every body can handle a virus slightly differently, right?

This is the exact same kind of reasoning that causes people with "rare" symptoms to get completely ignored/gaslit by both medical professionals and online, or certain diseases to not get caught before it's too late because the signs were not "exactly what x diagnostic described". Atypical presentations exist! Acting as if they don't is such an overly simplistic view of biology and disease!

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NewBeMeowMeow

I just read that herpes hhv6-7 is actually a herpes virus that babies get. Don’t know that much about it but maybe that’s it? Sorry about your baby. 

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K.Rowe

Hi did you find out ? I’m in the same position and worried sick 

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