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WorldNewborn baby almost dies after contracting herpes in his eye 'when he was kissed at a christening'

21:57  12 june  2019
21:57  12 june  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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A newborn baby almost died after contracting the herpes virus in his eye after being kissed at a christening . Noah Tindle was just four weeks old when his mother, Ashleigh White, noticed her son's right eye had Noah Tindle, now nine months old, nearly died after he contracted herpes in his eye .

Newborn Noah Tindle was left fighting for his life after contracting herpes , in his eyeCredit "We went to a christening where friends were holding and kissing him - it could have been any of What are the warning signs your baby has herpes ? Call your GP or health visitor straight away if your baby

A newborn baby almost died after contracting the herpes virus in his eye after being kissed at a christening.

Newborn baby almost dies after contracting herpes in his eye 'when he was kissed at a christening'© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited At just four weeks old, Noah spent two-and-a-half months in hospital recovering before relapsing in March this year Noah Tindle was just four weeks old when his mother, Ashleigh White, noticed her son's right eye had become swollen, blistered and was watering.

After seeking medical advice last September, Noah was rushed to hospital and was quickly diagnosed with Herpes simplex virus 1 [HSV-1] - known as the 'kiss of death'.

Ms White, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, was told her newborn baby - who almost went blind in one eye - was likely to have caught the virus through an infected adult kissing his face.

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AN 11-day-old baby almost died after contracting herpes from a “ kiss of death”. Lucy Kendall, 23, knew there was something wrong with her newborn son Oliver Miller after he started She quickly took him to hospital where after a “horrendous eight days” he was finally herpes simplex virus-1 virus.

A newborn baby is at risk of catching herpes if the mother had genital herpes for the first time within the last six weeks of her pregnancy. Coldsores are most contagious when they burst, and will remain contagious until fully healed. Warning signs in babies . As newborns don't have fully developed

The first-time mother believes Noah most likely contracted the virus at a christening they attended together just five days before.

Newborn baby almost dies after contracting herpes in his eye 'when he was kissed at a christening'© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Noah Tindle, now nine months old, nearly died after he contracted herpes in his eye. Pictured: Noah with her mother, Ashleigh White

Noah - who is now nine months old - spent two-and-a-half months in hospital recovering and despite relapsing in March this year, he's currently hitting all his milestones and will be on antiviral medication until 2020.

Now Ms White is determined to raise awareness, and a Facebook post she wrote about Noah's story has since gone viral.

The phone sales agent said: 'He was only four weeks old when he contracted herpes in his eye.

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Can kissing a newborn be deadly? After Mariana Reese Sifrit died 18 days following her birth after contracting viral meningitis when she was less than a Herpes meningitis can be caused by bacteria, fungi or other types of germs, and it can be spread through sexual contact or from a woman to her

Newborn baby almost dies after contracting herpes in his eye 'when he was kissed at a christening'© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited She took him to the hospital where he was diagnosed with HSV-1 - known as the 'kiss of death' in infants 'We went to a christening where friends were holding and kissing him - it could have been any of them.

'I just want to make more people aware of the risks and consequences of kissing a baby, especially a newborn when you suffer from cold sores as I know how heartbreaking it can be seeing your baby so poorly.

'Hardly anyone had seen the photos of Noah when he contracted the virus until I posted the pictures online but I thought it was important to spread more awareness.'

Newborn baby almost dies after contracting herpes in his eye 'when he was kissed at a christening'© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Now Ms White is sharing her son's story in the hopes of raising awareness about the risks of infecting babies. Pictured: Noah in hospital She continued: 'What I didn't realise, is that even if you don't have an active cold sore, you still do carry the virus in your system and saliva, meaning you can never be too careful.'

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She explained that babies cannot fight off the cold sore virus, also known as herpes simplex, before Ms Henderson said: "The moral of the story is DO NOT let anyone kiss your newborn ’s mouth Baby nearly dies after contracting cold sore virus. 1/2. Brooke contracted the herpes simplex virus after

After her toddler almost died after contracting herpes from a kiss , this mom is now speaking out to warn other parents. Incredibly, he was turned away by doctors three times before mom Maria O’Neill, 22, rushed him to the emergency room and the staff realized something was very wrong.

Doctors at Barnsley Hospital children's ward discovered the virus was on his eyelid, but luckily managed to catch it before it could enter the bloodstream and cause more damage.

HSV-1 is more commonly known as the cold sore virus which isn't harmful to adults, but to babies it can be fatal.

The virus can spread to babies brains and cause organ failure - which is why Noah was left fighting for his life.

Newborn baby almost dies after contracting herpes in his eye 'when he was kissed at a christening'© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Noah, pictured with his mother and father Jake, will be on antivirals until at least next year Noah spent two weeks on antivirals, and had a two-hour operation to tackle the virus.

Ms White added: 'I was lucky enough to catch it in time and still have my little boy here with me today, but some might not be that lucky.

'It was physically and mentally draining seeing Noah so poorly and would do anything to help stop families going through what we went through, so please, please, please don't kiss newborns.

'He's crawling, he's like a baby should be - we had two and half months in hospital because of this, now he can live a normal life again.'

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