My husband woke up today with a massive coldsore. I also carry HSV1 orally and am terrified of passing it on to my 2 year old son and my 10 month old daughter. My husband does not really share this fear so i feel he is not verry carefull (he does touch the sore sometimes and forgets to Wash his hands afterwards). We agreed he would try to not let our 2 year old touch his month and not holding or caring for our 10 month old while the active outbreak is there. Still i am very anxieus my baby might get infected through stuff my husband has touched. Is this a justified fear or does there have to be skin to skin contact with my husband fory baby to get infected? She puts everything in her mounth at this age..
Like could it transfer after my husband touches the sore and than touching the sofa/the table/a piece of toys/a bottle/the tv remote control/…… and my baby putting it in her month a few moments later?
Can i still put her feeding bottles is the dishwasher or should I sterilize them?
And a big question: if she would get infected at 10 months of age, would she be severely ill and could she die?
So so so so scared to lose her 🙁
Thanks a lot for answering