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    Can children contract genital herpes from parents?

My son is being seen by a doctor for infection in his foreskin and has been referred for a circumcision. My partner and I both have genital herpes and we have noticed small lumps on my son s penis under the foreskin. We are terrified that he has contracted the disease..how is it best to tell?
Fri, 1 Feb 2019
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hello,

Unfortunately, it is possible that the contracts the disease through vaginal delivery.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Salah Saad Shoman, Internal Medicine Specialist
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