Me and my husband have had herpes for many years; I am wondering if our granddaughter could be infected from us from unclean hands, toliet etc etc...She has a couple of sores on her genital area, along with fever, tiredness, etc. that goes along with the symptoms, and we are very concerned..Is this possible?? How can it be contracted?
Unless you have type 1 with facial cold sores and are exposing her, or you are not engaging in standard bathroom hygiene in terms of cleaning all surfaces that come in contact with your genitalia, I would doubt it. That being said I would take her to a pediatrician to get checked out immediately - sores on her genital area could be a sign of many things including sexual abuse and contracting herpes. That being said, please realize it could easily be something else also - but her symptoms are worrisome so I would get it checked out.