• tisha tisha
    December 13, 2008
    How do children contract genital herpes?
    tisha tisha
    December 13, 2008

    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?



  • healthgal
    Health Pro
    December 15, 2008
    Health Pro
    December 15, 2008

    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.


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