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Thanks so much! I made a dermatology appointment next week to be tested.
The reason I'm concerned is b/c I have a 3 month old and I'm extremely afraid of infecting her. I have tested positive for HSV-1 but have I never had frequent outbreaks, maybe only a few that I know of when I was a teenager.
The problem I have been experiencing at the same time, which is what bothers me most, is that I have a constant tingling sensation, as if an electrode was attached to a certain spot on my lip. Nothing ever develops besides a little redness, but this happens almost every other day. It makes me think that I am having constant outbreaks??? It may disappear for a few weeks but then it comes back, and starts all over again for days. Is that even possible to have constant outbreaks? Please help:)
Thanks again! I haven't even put her near my face in the last 2 months which breaks my heart. I'm so paranoid.
My next question is that if she gets it while she's a baby, how will her immune system handle it and what would keep her from spreading the virus to her eyes, fingers or even genitals? Her hands are all over the place...in her mouth and rubbing her eyes.
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