Re: Wean 10 month old with cold sore?
Nope, no need to wean! First of all, that doesn't really look like a cold sore to me. Second, if you have ever had a cold sore- in your entire life!- then you already have the virus sheltering in your body and you cannot get it again. Third, even if you have never had a cold sore, there's an excellent chance that you were exposed and cannot become reinfected; approximately 80% of the population carries HSV1 (the virus that causes cold sores) even if they never experience an outbreak or experience only one lifetime event. Fourth, HSV1 is shed even when there's no cold sore present- if your baby has HSV1, then you've been exposed already and it's too late to do anything about it. Fifth and finally, to my knowledge you cannot get HSV1 on your nipples or breast. The sores are expressed on your mouth on in the area of the mouth, not the breast. Less commonly, people can acquire genital HSV1- but that's due to oral-genital contact with infected partners. Basically, this is a disease of the mucus membranes, not the skin in general.
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