Oral Herpes Simplex Virus Fatal For Newborns
Be Careful Who Kisses Your Baby!
Oral herpes simplex virus fatal for newborns? Yes, Herpes simplex bacteria 1 HSV-1 can kill your baby!
Brooke, who was born a month back, caught the herpes simplex virus infection from a visitor who didn’t appear to have any symptoms. When her newborn girl Brooke nearly passed away from a loving visitor’s kiss, Claire Henderson’s world was turned upside down. Shockingly, the newborn baby caught the fever blister from a visitor who obviously offered the little girl too much lip.
Claire Henderson, a new mum from Doncaster, England, posted the shocking photos to Facebook in order to advise other parents about the potentially fatal kiss.
Henderson hurried her baby to the health care centre just in time before things turned fatal.
If an infant gets fever blisters in the very first month of life, it could possibly cause extreme neurological disease symptoms or fatality.The baby was placed on meds and is currently doing better. Make sure you do not allow your visitors getting too affectionate with your newborn baby!
By clicking on the FB link, you’ll get to Claire’s FB profile to read more about little Brooke and also you might want to support Claire’s Petition to provide parents with information on dangers of herpes simplex virus infections for newborn babies!
Oral herpes is an infection in the mouth and lips caused by a certain virus type, known as herpes simplex virus. The virus causes painful sores on the lips, gums, tongue, the roof of the mouth, inside the cheeks, and sometimes on the face. It can also cause symptoms such as muscle pains and fever.
• Oral Herpes Simplex Virus Fatal For Newborns •
Many people are not aware that cold sore and fever blisters are caused by a specific form of herpes simplex virus infection.That is the reason why oral herpes, fever blisters and cold sores are all the same. Herpes is the medical name of a group of similar viruses. This group includes the varicella-zoster virus, which causes the chicken pox as well as shingles.
For most people, however, herpes is the common term for infections caused by HSV. There are two types, HSV-1 and HSV-2.
HSV-1 was caused by ulcerative lesions of the oral mucosa/lips that are commonly called cold sores or fever blisters.
HSV-2 on the other hand generally causes genital herpes. However, some genital herpes may be caused by HSV-1 virus and some oral herpes may be caused by HSV-2. This cross infection can also happen when sexual partners have oral-genital relations.
An outbreak of oral herpes usually begins with symptoms such as sensation, dryness, burning, and or itching on the site of the impending cold sores. Within one to two days, a group of tiny blisters form then enlarges to create on big open sort. Two to three days later, a scab form on the sore and wounds begin to heal. Once healing is complete and the scab falls off usually seven to ten days after the symptoms came out.
Herpes simplex virus can cause infections that affect the mouth, the face, the genitals, the skin, and the anal area. Many people carry the virus yet have no symptom. For others, painful blisters appear near the area where the virus entered the body and may lead to neurological disease symptoms.
The varicella zoster virus enters into the body through the tiny cuts, abrasions, or break in the skin or mucous membrane. The majority enter after an uninfected person has direct contact with the person carrying the virus.
Because the infection is painful many people may have difficulties in eating or drinking that may lead to dehydration. In order to prevent dehydration, people with oral herpes should call their doctor regarding their situations. If any of these symptoms occur, medical care should be considered.
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Take very good care of your little bundle of joy!