Thank you for your thoughts. I am actually working with a team of people in a program specifically for postpartum issues, and that is where I was diagnosed with postpartum OCD and anxiety. They started me on Zoloft and I am working with a therapist. I’m down to wiping his hands with a wipe quickly instead of full out washing, so progress. This incident just happend while on vacation and I panicked. Your words are reassuring. Thank you.
I know this is my last question, but are the risks of him getting a sore from touching my face without an outbreak fairly low, even if I’m shedding the virus?
I get them, yes. I am very obsessed with keeping his hands off my face, even with no sores. I wash his hands if he ever touches my mouth/nose. I wash my hands all the time, and am working with a therapist to stop obsessively thinking I am getting an outbreak and putting abreva on constantly. This is why having her kiss him with a sore has made me totally crazed… I constantly check him for sores. I really hope I can move past this and kiss my baby again.
Thank you for your reassurance about this being a low risk. Every article I read says that you get it from a single kiss, usually in childhood, from a relative. I got mine from either my mother or one of my grandmother’s…
I am very paranoid about this since I unknowingly infected my husband with genital outbreaks from oral sex a few years ago, right before I had an outbreak. We moved past that and its not much of an issue for us, but I’d hate to infect the baby too.