Baby Contracts Herpes After Getting Kissed By An Adult On The Lips

A mother is currently urging parents to be extremely careful after her little one contracted herpes after getting kissed by an adult on the lips. 

Leah Green, the mother ,said her daughter was just 21 months old, when she was kissed by an adult on the lips, which then got her the herpes. 

The mother said that the kiss left the little one covered in blisters. 

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At one point, Green said that the toddler had developed 2 small spots on her lip and then they got a fever, which at one point was so bad that it got at 39 degrees. 

Hours after getting the two spots, they started to spread across her face and white spots started forming in her mouth. 

After the horrifying incident, the mother shared multiple images of her daughter’s painful blisters.

A post on the Tiny Hearts Education’s Instagram page showed how bad everything got. 

The mother said that the post was made to show that parents should be careful in allowing adults to kiss children.

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Baby Contracts Herpes

Talking about her child, Leah said: 

This meant she couldn’t eat or drink resulting in weight loss and dehydration. She was absolutely miserable and stuck to my hip for four days straight. Just attempting to put her down made her scream.

The mother said she visited a doctor, who gave her daughter cream for the spots on her lips.

The doctor said that the herpes would go away on its own and all they could do is wait for the body to act.

She went on:

Around the clock Panadol was the only thing helping. Being first time parents and seeing your child in pain was horrific. It was a very very long three weeks so I hope I can help people by spreading awareness. Please please DON’T kiss or let anyone kiss your babies. Doesn’t matter who they are or if you think they will be offended. Hurt their feelings and keep your babies safe.

The post of Leah went viral right away and has been liked by over 20,000 Instagram users. 

According to VeryWellHealth, “Herpes infections are caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2. These viruses are contagious and transmitted from one person to another through skin-to-skin contact. Kissing or touching is the main cause of HSV-1 transmission, and sexual contact is the main cause of HSV-2 transmission.”

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