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I have a 27 day old baby that may have...I have a 27 day old

I have a 27 day old baby that may have...I have a 27 day old baby that may have been exposed to a cold sore...6 days ago (@ 21 days). I am panicked because I know this can be extremely dangerous. I spoke with my pediatrician and he doesn't seem that concerned.....andI don't understand why. I read that sometimes there are symptoms and sometimes there are none in a child.....how am I supposed to know if I need to bring the baby to the MD if there are no symptoms? Also, when can I stop worrying about this....window period?But again...if there are no symptoms a child can still be infected. Please have a pediatrician answer this question. Thank you.

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Dr.R.K

Gastroenterologist/Pediatrician

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My daughter has chickenpox and has redness in the outer corner

My daughter has chickenpox and has redness in the outer corner of her eye and is complaining about discomfort. What do you recommend?

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DrOAB

Pediatrician

MD

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Hello I am writing you to ask about my newborn baby who is

Hello I am writing you to ask about my newborn baby who is about 35 days old my . i m asking you some few questions that my I am already infected with hsv2 and obviously my wife is infected as well but we knew the situation so she did a C section to avoid such kind of virus to transmit to the baby when he was born right after 3 -4 days he started developing pus type very smaller blisters i showed to doctor he said they are benign vesicles and they vanish after 2 weeks but in that mean time he developed about 2 -3 abscess filled with pus inside them big one but those even finish but he has been in good health he drinks milk he never had higher fever we keep on checking his temperature he sleeps well so far he haven't been ill and not became lethargic or floppy but today he cried continuously all of sudden for 1 hr i dont know what is that for i checked his all body and no such leision on his body he clear all blisters and everything. Now i want to be very sure if he is infected or not can you please tell me what homekit should i get it cuz the area i m currenly in have no such rapid test that can test so please can you advice me what type of virus shoudl we test or get a home test kit of herpes. or if these condition whihc i tell you are related to herpes ?

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doc4kids

Physician, Asst Professor of Pediatrics

MD

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Possible cold sore exposure to 4 month old baby

Hi. I'm the mom of a baby girl who will be 4 months old in 3 days. Last week she and I both fought minor colds. Yesterday evening upon washing my face I noticed what appeared to be the start of a cold sore just under my nose (not only lip). I'm terrified because I know I was kissing her yesterday but I don't know if the sore was leaking at that point ( I didn't even know I had it). On we discovering it, I treated it, covered it and ceased kissing baby or touching her with hands that were not sanitized. Called her doctor last night and he was not at all concerned but I still am. My questions are:Just how serious is a cold sore infections in a 4 month old (I read of fatalities in smaller babies)?Would she have any immunity protection given that she has been breastfed since birth?Would she have any immunity protection given that I has a cold sore outbreak during pregnancy?Is there anything else I should be doing to protect her (blood tests, antiviral Meds etc)Thank you

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doc4kids

Physician, Asst Professor of Pediatrics

MD

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My daughter is 11 weeks old, so almost 3 months. I have had

My daughter is 11 weeks old, so almost 3 months. I have had a number of cold sores since her birth and have tried hard to be careful around her. Last night, however, I was exhausted and let down my guard...and she reached up and hit my mouth, and then immediately put her hand on her eye. 1. I understand that oral herpes are very dangerous for a neonate. I assume that an 11 week old would be much better off though...is that true?2. How would oral herpes likely present itself at her age of almost 3 months?3. My daughter was wearing scratch mittens...will that help reduce the odds of her catching the virus since it would have been more of an indirect contact (my mouth to mittens to her eye)?Thanks!

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Dr. Yogindra Vasavada

Consultant Pediatrician

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I began investigating vitamin a as my pediatrician is recommending

I began investigating vitamin a as my pediatrician is recommending vitamin d only for my newborn as opposed to the poly tri vi sol he recommended for my older son in infancy.I did the math. Upper safe limits of preformed vitamin a is 2,000 iu for 1-2 year old. I estimate that my my now 3.5 year old son had about 2,300 - 2,500 iu for 9 months to a year from 14 months to about 2. I continued poly tri vi sol that had been recommended in his infancy as label said for toddlers also. I was unaware of potential danger of vitamin a toxicity. He was drinking whole milk and eating cheese and yogurt also. I also was giving him the max amount of protein as well. I am concerned I may have inadvertently caused liver and or kidney damage. He is very healthy. Very active. 3 year appointment was perfect as was urine specimen. No blood tests, of course. Please advise as my guilt is getting the better of me.

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Dr. A. Clark

Medical Director and pediatrician

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Hi there, our 3-year-old had her first encounter with the cold

Hi there, our 3-year-old had her first encounter with the cold sore virus about 3 weeks ago now. She grew a big one, on her neck, it was tested for the herpes simplex virus (cold sore variety) and confirmed to be this. This followed what seemed like slap-cheek virus, which was going around our community.The peds decided she didn't need antiviral, and the sore has slowly been going away. Since then she's been really enjoying her sleep (more than normal), but eating and playing as per normal.This is an anxious question: she seems to be getting much better. However, she talks about how she enjoys her naps, which is a little odd.Should we be concerned about her fatigue or is that in keeping with this initial encounter with the herpes simplex virus?Other than slightly longer naps and an expression of liking naps all of sudden, she seems fine.It's such an odd virus I feel at a loss to know what's normal.Thanks!

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Dr. Yogindra Vasavada

Consultant Pediatrician

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hello. my wife just gave birth to our baby in greece and he

hello. my wife just gave birth to our baby in greece and he is 26 days old. the doctors say he is skin herpes but it isnt in his blood and he is receiving treatment. my wife and i do not have herpes but i am very worried and i m curious if this is another form of herpes and is he will have it for the rest of his life

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Dr. A. Clark

Medical Director and pediatrician

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my granddaughter (18mths old) has blisters on her tongue and

my granddaughter (18mths old) has blisters on her tongue and a fever. (she feels very hot when tylenol wears off. I know the fever could be from cutting teeth but ive never heard of blisters coming from cutting teeth, which is what her mom thinks is causing them. what do you think?

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Dr. A. Clark

Medical Director and pediatrician

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