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I have GHSV2 and I had him vaginally 5 months ago. He did not contract it at that time. 

On Halloween I noticed a sore on his finger by his nail and I assumed it was because he was sucking his fingers..

Now, 2 weeks later he has a single sore on his lip. It looks like a typical pustule type pimple and its swollen. It's almost completely healed after 4 days. It doesnt seem to bother him and he has no fever. 

I took him to the doctor and there was a student doctor who used him to "practice" or whatever and she asked me if anyone in the home has a history of hsv and I said yes. She then said she believes its herpes. 

When his actual doctor saw him after, she said it's not likely it's my GHSV2 and that shes not worried about it. She said it's a canker.. and caused by a virus and that he could have gotten it any where. She said it could be hand foot and mouth.. 

But I need you guys to tell me your thoughts. I'm still not entirely convinced. I woke up this morning with a blister on my finger where he typically chews on my hand. Im wondering if he contracted type 1 some where.. I have not had a breakout since my first which was almost 2 years ago. 

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Hey @Angie040417I share your fears regarding your newborn. It is important to be vigilant and rest assured the chances of bub being ok is extremely high.

I don't think a bacterial infection can be ruled out here, but it may be viral related as well.

Either way, it is not at all likely to be HSV 1/2. That's not what herpes does as a primary infection - there'd be multiple blistery sores and not a nicely single defined sore like the pics reveal.

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