Terri, so the other day my cold sore scab finally falls off. The skin is a lighter pink(new skin) than the rest of my lip. I go and pick up my baby so that her back is facing my chest. She swings her hand back and back hands me in the mouth touching the “new skin”, it was quick. I quickly, because I am so conscience of this thing grab her hand and sanitize it with the hand sanitizer twice(70 percent Etynl Alcohol)I also washed her hand with baby wash. My question is should I be worried about transmission to her. I probably had this virus sense I was a little kid because my great grandmother raised me, it’s like the stress of adulthood has waken this time up where I get a sore once a year.
You should NOT be worried about transmission in this way, at all. IF your virus was present, which it probably wasn’t, the virus cannot penetrate her little hand.
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