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Fever, blister on lip. Will baby catch it by kissing?

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I kissed someone's 3 month baby and later that day I got a fever blister on my lip. (it was just a red bump with no fluid) could the baby catch it from me?


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Expert:  Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian replied 4 Days.

Hello.
Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I understand your concern.
Just for a little more clarity, you are referring to fever blisters/ cold sores ( HSV 1 infection ) right?
Yes they are highly contagious and even in the absence of any active lesion, it can be spread to other people via oral secretions. However the incidence of this mode of transmission is low.
Where exactly did you kiss the baby?
Feel free to discuss further queries,
Kind Regards.
Regards.


Dr. Deepu Sebin Sebastian
Category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD)Specialist
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MD, Internal Medicine - Stanley Medical School
Medical School - MBBS - Govt. Medical College, Kottyaam

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Received Specialty training in Critical Care, Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology from Stanley Medical College and in Endocrinology, Rheumatology.

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