Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingNewborn & Baby · 1 year ago

My 5 week old has a whitlow.?

My 5 week old has a whitlow on his thumb cuticle. I'm nervous about it as it's contracted from the same virus as cold sores. Should I be worried and take him to out of hours or can it wait until Tuesday when he has his 6 week check up.

He seems fine at the moment except for when I touch the Infected area he cries. Temp is normal.

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  • 1 year ago

    You need to take him now. I get this every 6 months to 2 years. It reoccurs and its contagious ..highly contagious. Also it can spread. It's also EXTREMELY painful. The sooner the better.

    Also cover it so he doesnt spread it to his eyes.

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