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Can anyone point me in the direction for learning about the long term effects of herpes in children born to mothers with HSV2?

I have HSV2 and gave birth to my daughter who had no signs or symptoms of neonatal herpes. We are starting to see little bumps appearing sparatically on her vagina and parts of her anus which makes us worry whether she is a carrier. We certainly don't want her to suffer from our mistakes and we worry that later on in life she will start having outbreaks.

Does anyone know the long term effects?

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VVK

hsv2mom,

I'm sorry that nobody has answered your questions before and I haven't found your message. You should get your girl checked out by a doc to rule out other conditions along with herpes.

The symptoms of neonatal herpes are usually very severe, so I doubt that this is the problem you are seeing right now. However, other types of rashes that appear aren't just something that should be ignored.

If you are still curious about long-term effects of neonatal herpes or just genital herpes acquired at an early age, please state so.

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Sounds to me like some type of rash. How old is you daughter.

Generally, infants born with neonatal herpes do not necessarily get herpes on their genitals. It is EVERYWHERE. And usually it shows up 2-14 days from birth. Sometimes later, but not much. You would definitely know.

But if you are concerned, just for peace of mind take her to her pediatrician for testing. Tell him/her your fears if you have to. It could be a rash, or it could be a yeast type of "rash". (hence the bumps.) But it is best to have her checked by her doctor while the bumps are present.

I am sure all is well, but again, just to allay your fears, take her in to her doctor.

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Caliope

I'd consult a pediatrician to know for certain but it is very common for infants to get rashes in the diaper area from candida albicans. This is also called thrush or yeast.

It is important to keep the diaper area clean and dry. When my son was tiny I'd rinse him in the sink after each diaper change and dry his diaper area completely and then apply a thin coat of desitin cream that contains zinc. An alternative to the cream is using a baby powder all over her diaper area and making sure to get it into any creases where moisture might collect.

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ONtrialFEM

Maybe STAPH

My son and I had a STAPh infection...the MRSA resistant form. anywho it can cause hard pimple like things anywhere vagina buttocks penis. Please I know it is scary to go to the docs, I had no choice when I saw a blister near his circumcision at 7 days old...was staph, he still gets sties around his eyes. I had NEVER been so scared in my life, but I kept thinking, I know I was careful w/ him using gloves when he is nude, or during a bad no.2 in his diaper, so I knew that couldn't be it, plus I use germ x or purell after washing hands...PRECAUTIONS

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scjohn

HSV2MOM, I'm surprised your kid has genital herpes. But I've been researching about non-sexual ways herpes is transmitted and it seems it's possible to transmit it through skin-to-skin contact, bath water, towels, etc. Please use caution and don't let anyone misinform you into believing you can't spread herpes through touch or moist, inanimate objects.

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Kya

Giving birth to children vaginally when you have herpes does carry the risk of passing it to them, and only now if she showing signs. If indeed that is what it is and not just a rash of some kind.

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