Father can’t visit newborn son after contracting herpes rash that could have killed the child (photos)

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Mr Greenhalgh, who already had sensitive skin and eczema, was told he probably contracted the virus from something like a door handle and transferred it to a raw patch on his body. He felt fine as little Austin arrived at Nottingham City Hospital and went home to get some sleep. But a few hours later he woke up to find his neck was inflamed and painful and the rash quickly spread to his chest and face to his hairline. Mr Greenhalgh tried treating the outbreak with some of his normal eczema cream but sores started to quickly develop with a weeping clear fluid.

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