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1 If I wanted the ped to order the WB, do I just ask them to contact U of Washington or what are they supposed to do exactly? I doubt has ordered WB before so I thought i should have some idea of what it is I am asking them to do.
yes, they could contact UW directly, 206-685-6066
2 Have you ever seen or heard of a case of parent accidentally infecting their child’s genitals with parent’s oHSV1 -spreading it with their hands during diaper changes or by spit droplets while talking during a diaper change? I have oHSV1 and wonder if it is possible to infect my children’s genitals during a diaper change if say I hadn’t washed my hands properly or accidentally some spit from my mouth flew into their genital region when I was changing their diapers. Have you ever seen or heard of a case like this? This is my worst fear. I understand it is easy for children to get oral HSV from me by kissing.
Never, ever, no
3 The reason I worry so much is because my daughter has reoccurring areas of red irritation or what looks like folliculitis on her butt and genitals. Peds said that it looked like irritation but didn’t seem to know for sure and said that there was no fluid to swab. I don’t know why my 3 year old who wears underwear and only diapers at night would have reoccurring folliculitis and red marks of irritation down there. She takes baths daily and we clean her well. How many cases have you seen of kids where parents thought kids might have caught gHSV and it ended up being something else? what did it end up being instead?
It could be fungal, bacterial, many things. Herpes wouldn’t even be on my list unless sexual abuse has occured.
4 Good to know that PCR test swab sample is stable for long time. I swabbed the first day I noticed the little red sores on my upper butt when they were just forming and did get a little blood when swabbing. The next few days the sores grew in size and looked like ulcers. It took a long time to heal and left a scar. I really thought it was HSV and the PCR (24/7 labs) result came back neg. Is it possible I swabbed the blisters too early? Should I swab test again?
Yes, you could. I would say if you have 5 negative swabs it’s not herpes
- This reply was modified 1 month ago by Terri Warren.