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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 9, 2007
  • 02:57 AM

I was diagnosed with genital herpes today after a much upsetting trip to the doctors office. My symptoms were fever, pain EVERYWHERE, and what i thought to be very painful razor burns down there. I just got to noticing that i am also getting a fever blister and am wondering if there is anyway to have passed it to my children who are 2 and 3 months by kissing on them. I am also breastfeeding and am wondering if either types of this could be passed through my breast milk

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  • Unless your children came in contact with your sores, they are safe. Herpes is spread by skin to skin contact and the virus will not end up in your milk and you will not pass it through breastfeeding. A small number of women passes the virus through delivery but most babies don't get it..however, if you are concerned, you may want to have that checked. While most women with genital herpes have healthy babies, a small number pass the virus on to their babies during labor and delivery. ...
    KnowSUMthings 153 Replies
    • January 10, 2007
    • 03:00 PM
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  • Besides sexual contact, genital herpes can be passed by direct skin to skin contact with sores. It is not passed through breast milk. It is very unlikely you can pass the infection to your children.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 02:19 PM
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