[Question #1585] Child Touched Abreva Pump and Touched Genitals not Long After
46 months ago
I didn't read the directions about not putting a second post and my question possibly being deleted, so here it goes again. I am HSV-1 and 2 positive. I can't remember the last time I used my abreva pump, but I know I haven't had an active herpes blister on my mouth for a month maybe two. Sometimes I use it before I go to the gym just in case to prevent. Anyways, my daughter touched the pump without the lid. I noticed that there was possibly some lipstick on it from around a week ago when I used it, but again no active lesion, but if there was lipstick, I touched my lip twice and the applicator after I touched and rubbed my lip. So, about five minutes after my daughter touched the lid, it was time for a bath. It is our ritual before a bath, for my daughter to lay down and pull back her labia so I can tell if she is wiping appropriately or if I need to medicate her. I don't like to touch her because of my status. Is there any risk of transmission of HSV-1 from the abreva pump? I read that the active ingredient is n-docosanol. The lid had been off too so it was exposed to air, but there was a glob of stuff on the outside of the pump. Please help me. I am so worried. I am compulsive about all my actions and I cannot believe I let this happen.