My daughter is in labor and I have cold sores. Should I stay away from the baby when she is born?
Keep your hands washed and do not touch your mouth or do not kiss the baby. Cold sores are a form of Herpes and highly contagious. Don't take any chances.
No need to completely stay away!! However I wouldn't touch your lips near the baby's lips until the cold sores clear up a bit.
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Just don't kiss the baby for a few days. Congratulations!