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Can I get genital herpes from a razor?

Can I get genital herpes from a razor?

Possible, but rare: Herpes is a very contageous virus, so it is possible to get via sharing razors. In general you should never share razors since you can get many different bacterial infections from unsanitary use.

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Can you get herpes by useing the same razor?

Can you get herpes by useing the same razor?

Possibly: Never use someone else's razor and try to use a fresh disposable razor each time on yourself. In these ways you avoid transferring germs into your skin.

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Can I get herpes from sharing a razor?

Can I get herpes from sharing a razor?

Very low risk: This is one of those theoretical risks, often listed in health advice about herpes. But in my 40+ years in the STD and infectious diseases business, I've never heard of a case where this actually happened. Razors should never be shared, but the risk of any infection is quite low.

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How long can herpes live on an electric razor and can you get it from on?

How long can herpes live on an electric razor and can you get it from on?

HerpesNotAlive Virus: Just a snippet of DNA or RNA surrounded by protein shell, all constructed by the last cell which constructed & released new copies of the virus after cell took in the virus (a Trojan horse), unwrapped the protein & read the DNA or RNA, as if part of itself, resulting in the cell being diverted into a virus construction & shedding machine while dying in the process. To may issues to clearly define.

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My friend has a cold sore on her lip and she touched the end of my razor, can I get herpes from this if I use it?

My friend has a cold sore on her lip and she touched the end of my razor, can I get herpes from this if I use it?

Unlikely: The herpes virus is spread by skin to skin contact. The virus can only survive outside the body (ie. On a razor blade) for seconds. Your chances are extremely low.

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Can I spread herpes using my razor?

Can I spread herpes using my razor?

Herpes simplex: Unlikely. Individuals who get herpes outbreaks most commonly have them occur in the same area of the initial site of infection. You can conceivably transmit it to others with immediate sharing of a razor, but not likely to spread to other areas in your own body. Bear in mind, however, that nothing is impossible.

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Can herpes be spread through razors?

Conceivable: Not likely if you are washing the razors between uses, but this is certainly possible but unlikely.

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Is herpes spread ne other way than sex? A person in my house recently found out she has herpes. Can it spread only by sex? Is it ok to share toilets razors and/or towels?

Is herpes spread ne other way than sex? A person in my house recently found out she has herpes. Can it spread only by sex? Is it ok to share toilets razors and/or towels?

Genital: Genital and oral (mouth) herpes is spread by direct contact with the herpes virus (through intimate contact). In addition oral herpes can be spread by sharing the same glass. Cigarette, lipstick, etc. Spreading of the virus through inanimate objects such as towels or bed sheets is highly unlikely since the herpes virus can not live outside the body for very long. As far as razors are concerned, you should never share a razor with anyone due to the fact that blood may be present which presents many other risks. Take care.

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How can I tell if it's herpes or just a razor bump?

Painless superficial: Blisters-...... Painless superficial, unless infected. Folliculitis/ fungal infection will be more deep infection painful. Depends on exposure.

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Razor bumps vs herpes. How can you tell them apart especially when there on the guys balls?

Razor bumps vs herpes. How can you tell them apart especially when there on the guys balls?

See Below: Razor bumps should look like little red bumps. Herpes should look like a clear blister with a red base I have included a picture for your reference. Hope this helps!

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Hi. I was diagnosed with herpes about a 8 month's ago. But when I google it. I didn't have anything like it. Also have never passed It to my bf when I went to the er no test was done or anything I had used a razor that I thought was mine later on in the

Hi. I was diagnosed with herpes about a 8 month's ago. But when I google it. I didn't have anything like it. Also have never passed It to my bf when I went to the er no test was done or anything I had used a razor that I thought was mine later on in the

If one must know...: There is a blood test to check for antibodies to Herpes 1 and Herpes 2. If one must know, she can get her blood tested. She can also ask her boyfriend if he has herpes outbreaks. Most guys presume their herpes status depending on the presence or absence of skin lesions on their lips or genitals, as outbreaks are easier to notice on men's genitals than on women's genitals. Guys get blood tests too.

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How can you tell the difference between razor burn and herpes?

How can you tell the difference between razor burn and herpes?

Razor Burn & Herpes: Razor burns are initially caused by the act of hair being pushed back into the follicle during the process of shaving. As a result, the follicles become inflamed and the skin turns red - may develop an ingrown hair and/or larger bumps. Herpes, however, forms small painful blisters. They usually appear as small fluid-filled painful blisters on the skin and mucous membrane of the body.

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How would you know the difference between razor bumps or herpes on the bikini line?

How would you know the difference between razor bumps or herpes on the bikini line?

Herpes or razor burn: Herpes generally wouldn't be located in the bikini line. It really looks quite a bit different than razor burn. So having an exam is the best way to be sure which you have. Or perhaps it's neither and something else altogether. Being examined is the best option. You can also upload a picture into this site if you want a private conversation and opinion about it.

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Is it possible to contract herpes if your partner of 3 years doesn't have it? I'm at a point where I'm really not sure if this is just bad razor burn?

Is it possible to contract herpes if your partner of 3 years doesn't have it? I'm at a point where I'm really not sure if this is just bad razor burn?

Only by sex: The only way to catch genital herpes is sexual contact with an infected partner. Having no symptoms doesn't necessarily mean your partner doesn't have herpes; many infected people don't know it but still pass herpes to partners. Razor burn and herpes are quite different -- if you have pimple-like bumps or inflammation in areas you shave, probably it's not herpes. But see a doctor ASAP to be sure.

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Could you mistake a razor bump for herpes outbreak?

Could you mistake a razor bump for herpes outbreak?

A trained: Gynecologist will usually send a herpes culture when encountering any suspicious lesions...Most gynecologists known what a razor bump looks like becuase they perform so many exams. If your provider is unsure, they will send a culture.

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I think I have razor burn, but the area has had some tingling, should I go be tested for herpes?

Testing: Testing for herpes would either involve a blood test or a culture of visible lesions/sores. If you are sexually active and have not been using protection, it may be prudent to get std screening regardless of symptoms you may be experiencing right now.