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December 30, 2015 at 12:04 pm #11191
I have had genital herpes symptoms for the past week and my doctor confirmed it although he did not do a swab test as i was on my period and he said it was not possible due to the blood. The blood tests came back negative. The other day during my first outbreak i was applying a cream down there on the open sores and washed my hands in a hurry (maybe for 2/3 seconds) and went on to change my daughter’s diaper. I wiped her and then washed her with the same hand i used on myself. I did not realize what did until after i finished. Could i have infected her?
I also have another question on how i got it. It it possible for a person to give the virus to a person and then get it back on a different part of the body? I mean could i have gotten the virus on my face from a cold sore through kissing and then years later given it to my husband who gave it back to me on my genitals through oral sex?
December 30, 2015 at 4:38 pm #11197Terri WarrenKeymaster
First of all I have no concerns that you infected your daughter. Even 2-3 seconds of washing your hands and then washing your daughter with someone – what, like a baby wipe- would not infect her.
Swab tests can definitely be done while women are menstruating. A cream? Really? No oral medicines? Are you saying you do have a history of cold sores? If you have a history of cold sores then you would not get genital HSV 1 again. Are you sure you had cold sores and not canker sores? has your husband been tested?
December 31, 2015 at 12:44 am #11201
The OBGYN doctor did not prescribe any oral medicines, only zovirax cream to be used for 5 days and blood tests. He confirmed it is herpes through a visual test and i have the other symptoms as well, swollen lymph glands, flu like symptoms…
I remember i had cold sores inside my throat a couple of times years back (after i got married) but the ENT doctor told me they are stress sores and should go away on their own. My husband has not been tested and so far he has not shown any symptoms of genital or oral herpes but he told me he remembers having cold sores as a child ( again he is not sure if they could be normal canker sores). My concern is how i got it since i have never had any sexual experience with any other man and neither did he. I have kissed others before i was married and so did he. We have been together for 7 years. Is this even possible?
January 1, 2016 at 5:59 am #11204
Thank you for your reply. I have few more questions in adittion to the above that came up since my post:
1. If husband never had oral or genital outbreak, could the IgG and IgM tests be indicative? Or does the have to have an outbreak for the antibodies to be activated?
2. Could my husband’s oral HVS 1 be contagious in the absence of any sores or lesions?
3. If i have Herpes on my genitals, could i have the same kind on my mouth and not show any symptoms and be contagious at the same time? I’m asking this because I cuddled and kissed my daughter during my genital outbreak.
4. I read that HSV can cause bell’s palsy. He has it now and is on antivirals now for bell’s palsy, he also takes many supplements for a muscular dystrophy that contain proteins. Will these affect the blood test results as per your knowledge?
Can my first outbreak and his facial paralysis be linked especially that they occurred somewhat simultaneously? And can this be considered his first outbreak? Noting that there were no visible signs of any sores on his face or inside his mouth.
5. It is the seventh day since my genital sores began hurting and they are starting to go away but i’m having a stabbing pain and electric feeling in my upper thigh, could this be herpes related?
January 1, 2016 at 3:52 pm #11211Terri WarrenKeymaster
OK, now wait. Are you saying that the antibody test for both HSV 1 and HSv 2 were negative. And that IgG testing? Can you get a copy of the results.
So your husband has a history of cold sores? If he is the giver of oral sex to you, whether or not he has a lesion, he can transfer the HSV 1 from his mouth to your genitals.
An IgG test for him would be useful to see if he has HSV at all.
This situation is rather complicated, given your husband has new Bells Palsy. We are less often thinking now that Bells Palsy is caused by HSV but the antivirals may not be helpful.
This situation has been made far more complicated without a swab test of your lesion. If we had that, we could compare the results of that to your antibody test and his – it just would have been so helpful.
I’m not worried about your daughter in this situation.
it is quite normal to feel some shooting pain in your legs even when the lesions start to heal, with the first outbreak.
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