How to Treat Neonatal Herpes?

Medical Treatment:
  • Usually, neonatal herpes is treated with antiviral drugs and it directly given into the baby vein. Treatment may be needed for several weeks
  • It will also be necessary to treat any related complications such as fits (seizures)
  • The baby can be breastfed while receiving treatment unless the mother has herpes sores around her nipples
  • If the mother also undergoes antiviral treatment, this can be excreted in her breast milk, but the baby is not considered to be harmful