Herpetic sores should be considered as infectious at all times.
Some time ago, we used to advise people that once the sores had dried and crusted, they were no longer capable of passing the virus.
2- If we have intercourse can I catch it and start having breakouts inside?
3- If he gets it orally and we kiss, can I get it on or in my mouth?
If you could answer these questions for me, I will either be able to stop worrying, or deal with it, but at least I will know.
I have been reading a lot lately about herpes, trying to be better informed, but my questions haven't yet been answered. Vickie Yes, it is possible to spread herpetic infections through such cross contamination.
As an alternative and at the possible risk of offending your sister, you might ask her to wear a clean, new pair of disposable latex gloves each time she handles the child. I am 33 years old, I've had herpes since I was 18, I got it from my first sexual encounter which was contact and not intercourse, so my breakouts are always on the outside.
Tom is not enough to stop your obsessive thoughts - or if these concerns shift to another area, you may want to seek treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).Both HSV-1 and HSV-2 are capable of causing acute tonsillitis and pharyngitis, and yes, a whitish exudate can result from the sometimes extensively ulcerated area. I am curious to know if when you have genital herpes and have the sores else where on the body, are those sores contagious?