Mom warns parents about the dangers of kissing babies and catching herpes virus

September 20th, 2018
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It’s normal for parents to shower their kids with hugs, cuddles, and kisses. But what most parents don’t know is that their acts of affection may harm the child, especially when it comes to newborn babies. Case in point, Lucy Kendall and Jaz Miller’s son Oliver and his condition.

In a lengthy Facebook post, the mother explains how her infant acquired the herpes simplex virus after coming in contact with someone with a cold sore.  

Oliver Jaz Miller was born 3rd of August 2018. when he was 11days old, he slowly stopped drinking milk throughout the…

Posted by Lucy Kendall on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The herpes simplex virus comes in two types: the HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1, and can be transmitted through oral contact with someone who has cold sores or fever blisters. This includes kissing, sharing the same utensils or toothbrushes, and even touching another person after close contact with a burst cold sore. HSV-2, on the other hand, is commonly caused by contact with sores located in the genital and rectal area – a.k.a. “genital herpes.”

Oliver’s case presents the former herpes simplex virus, HSV-1. Based on Kendall’s story, someone must’ve gotten in contact with her son and passed on the HSV-1 condition. Fortunately, Oliver’s condition can be treated with antibiotics. 

Through her experience dealing with Oliver’s condition, she urges parents to “respect the newborn baby” and to “stay away if you have a cold sore.”

 

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