I have a 5 months old and I am concerned I have transmitted HSV to her. I am hyper aware of transmitting my HSV to my baby. I wash my hands before and after any changes I have exam gloves and a lil spatula when ever I have had to apply any ointment. I do not want my hand even when I know they are washed to touch her when changing her diaper. That is until a little over 2 weeks ago, in a blurry eyed hazed I got up to change her diaper at 4am (she pooped everywhere) and I set her on the changing pad took one wipe and swept her but with the wipe and at that moment I realized I did not wash my hands and worse I also realized that I had an irritation in my groin that I had scratched in my sleep some time before waking to her dirty diaper cry. I may have folded the wipe an swiped again before that realization. I may have touched her with part of my hands and not realized it. But upon the awareness I put on exam gloves b/c I could not leave her poop mess and open diaper on the changing table. after I put her back to bed, I woke my partner and said it finally happened. I slipped up and didn't wash my hands before changing her. Fast forward to a few days ago she started getting a but rash that was not going away. Little white dots in her butt crack. We called the doctor share my HSV status and fear and she says it is probably a yeast rash. We would try Nystatin and if that didnt make it better we should make an appointment. I felt minor relief but fearful still. We tried nystatin that made the white bumps go away but gave her what looks like a burn on the outside of her butt cheeks. Called the doctor and I am again terrified that I have transmitted this to my baby.
Will HSV survive on my hands, then touching the bedding and then on the baby wipe and then infect my baby. Some places I read it's fragile and other places I read its so contagious and can live for periods of time. Can some one give me feedback. I am racked with anxiety to the point of vomiting with fear. We have an appointment in a few days and I am nearly coming unglued.