Most people with HSV-1 can shed the virus in their saliva with no symptoms, or they may have a small cold sore. Infected newborns typically present with a low fever first before symptoms progress to poor feeding and skin blisters. Newborns with HSV require hospitalization and antiviral medication for 21 days, but even with treatment some newborns may suffer brain damage or death.
“We went to a christening where friends were holding and kissing him — it could’ve been any of them,” White said.
White said they caught Noah’s infection before it entered his bloodstream, but the infection came back in March and he had to be hospitalized again.
‘I just want to make more people aware of the risks and consequences of kissing a baby, especially a newborn when you suffer from cold sores as I know how heartbreaking it can be seeing your baby so poorly,” she told Caters News Agency.
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