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Can You Get Herpes From A Razor
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
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 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Get evaluated: To see which you have. Treatments are not the same for these two conditions. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Razor bumps vs herpes bumps. Not sure and terribly concerned. I've tried to pop a bump only blood and little white balls existed. Very tiny.
Get evaluated: By your doctor. It is hard to tell only by a description. Good luck! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Can you contract the herpes virus from using the same razor stick but a new blade as someone who has used the raZor stick when they had an outbreak?
I thought I had a razor burn it was like a cut, a day later two bump arose with like a dimple on it, now I don't know if it's abcess or herpes.
My bro thinks he got herpes (-2) from drinking, smoking an using my razor an I was told yesterday I have diabetic sores from uncontrolled blood sugar?
I don't know if I have herpes or if I have razor bumps and scabs from having to much sex and masturbating. I have been with the same girl for 10 month?
Evaluation would: Be required to provide a response that is accurate. ...Read more
Herpes simplex: Must examine the lesions. Show these to a doctor. ...Read more
Maybe: Regardless you should not share a razor with anyone else. ...Read more
Does a couple little bumps that look like razor bumps on ur genitals that are not white nor watery, but really does scratch a lot mean herpes?
Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Folliculitis is one possibility. Yeast is a possibility and over the counter fungal cream will fix it. Trauma from recent intercourse if possible. Herpes is an std which can cause this. Other possibilities too. Schedule an exam or a virtual visit ...Read more
Razor and herpes:
You could theoretically pass herpes through the use of a razor since the herpes virus lives in the nerve endings in the skin and a razor might open wounds in the skin to allow infection.
Probably unwise to share a blade no matter the case regardless of shaving of the face or genitals. ...Read more
I am reading that shaving can cause a genital herpes outbreak...I was wondering if it would be better to use an electronic razor?
Do not shave:
The current craze about shaving parts notwithstanding, it is a bad practice and more likely to cause infection in the area. Leave it alone and wash the area well when you shower.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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