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Transmission risk from kiss on 3 y/o's forehead
This weekend my friend's husband kissed my 3-year-old son on the forehead, right by the top hairline. I then noticed he had a small, fresh cold sore on his lower lip. Needless to say I was livid. After about 30 seconds, maybe a minute, I put alcohol-based hand sanitizer on my son's forehead. I have been sick to my stomach ever since. My son didnt have any obvious skin abrasions on his forehead or face. Can you please tell me the likelihood of transmission to my son? Also, if he is infected, will his outbreaks be on his forehead? Any info would be greatly appreciated as I've been worried sick and can't seem to find consistent info online. Thank you so much.
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