[Question #2615] possible exposure

43 months ago
grandchild was visiting overnite--during the night I got up to go to restroom--I saw that granddaughter had fallen on floor and I went to pick her up before washing my hands which was a mistake because I had an outbreak of genital herpes and I didn't use as much toilet tissue as I usually do.  Try.ing to get her up on the couch as carefully as I could, she grabbed my right hand and kissed my fingers.  Now I am so worried I may have passed this virus to her.  Her mom is pregnant and ready to deliver.  I hope I haven't caused any harm to the family.  Also, I worry about all the times when I have kissed the children when I don't have visible mouth herpes and accidentaly may have gotten near their eyes.  Thank you for your time.  Sincerely, Patricia Johnson
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
43 months ago
oh dear, please don't worry yourself about this situation - there is zero risk of infecting your grandchild in this situation.  You have not caused harm to your familytel  I know this is scary for you but your genital herpes is absolutely not a risk to them at all.  It's all OK

Terri
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