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Cut Yourself Shaving With Rusty Razor Blade
Yes and no: Keep in mind that to infect someone there 1-has to be HIV virus, 2-enough virus to transmit infection and 3-have an entry into another human. So..Having said this..Technically speaking yes its possible. Has there been documented cases..Not to my knowledge. Other viruses like hep c is far more likely to be spread like that. Remember the HIV virus dies rather quickally outside the bloodstream. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How to disinfect electric beard trimmer, comb, nail clipper and scissors to disinfect the bacteria from folliculitis? I cant afford expensive chemical
Below: comb, nail clipper and scissors should be washed, dried and then soaked in alcohol for 1/2 hour. The electric beard trimmer: if possible remove the head and do the same procedure as above. If not removable, clean as good as possible, then use a Qtip and dab the head with alcohol. ...Read more
Can I clean razor blades with isopropyl alcohol? I bought gillete Mac 3 disposable razors. Should I throw that razor away or use it till it's dull ?
OK to keep using it: Disposable razors are designed and intended to be used repeatedly until they become too dull, and probably almost all men do it that way, without cleaning or disinfecting them. If you have no obvious skin infection in the shaved area, and if the razors are not shared with other persons, there is no health risk. ...Read more
Everytime I shave my pubic hair (genital area) I end up cutting myself or getting razor burn.. How good is laser?
Is it enough to clean my grooming tools(nail clippers, scissors etc.)with a paper towel and spray them with some isopropyl or denatured alcohol?
Do a bit better: Please wash your utensils with soap and water and then soak in alcohol. It is preferable to get the sanitazion formulas from a beauty equipment store and after thoroughly cleaning soaking in that liquid. Do not share utensils with others. Fungal infections come from this behavior. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Barber use hair clipper machine with blood on it of previous client to make me bald.On scalp i had open wounds & open bleeding pimples.Hiv, hep c risk?
Possible: In general it requires a fairly large innoculum to acquire HIV or hep c from a procedure such as a close haircut. There are no relevant case reports in the literature that I have found of such a transmission. You should require anyone performing any procedures on your body to use appropriate, clean (sterile) equipment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fragile virus: This virus will die very quickly out of the body. On the other hand, if you are using a sharp implement previously used by somebody with HIV disease (which is not smart), and it has fresh blood on it, this can well transmit HIV if you then cut yourself. This entire scenario is quite improbable. If you get HIV it is from sex or exchange of intimate body fluids like blood through shared needles. ...Read more
Cut thumb with razor blade. Clean cut. Got 2 stitches. Thumb hurts bad. Very sore. How long will pain last. Bout inch cut. Got tetanus shot also.
Hard to say: The digits are supplied with a higher number of nerve endings per square inch than most of the body.After this kind of injury the nerve endings will let you know they are not happy by causing pain.It may pesist with pain and hypersensitivity for weeks if not longer.After the wound is visably healed in 5-6 weeks, the site may still have odd hypersensitity to touch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HepC risk.I have pimples,open wound on scalp as i wear wig.barber use hair trimmer machine to shave scalp for wig.machine had blood of previous client?
Small possibility: While it would be very hard to transmit HCV in that manner, if there were fresh blood on the instrument and it was contaminated with infected blood containing HCV which then came in contact with a cut or opening in your skin, then it could theoretically occur. Get your blood tested and if negative, perhaps you can shave at home with your own dedicated hair trimmer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I cut scrotum with rusty razor while shaving i got my tetanus shot 5-9 months ago i washed it out with soap and water, hydrogen peroxide too. What now?
Seriously?: Why would you ever use a rusty blade anywhere on your body--let alone on a sensitive area that would be seriously affected by an infection? Tetanus and washing are fine, peroxide not needed (dangerous?). Use a triple antibiotic cream (neosporin) as directed. Call your doctor asap if any swelling or discoloration of the area occurs. Next time you feel the need to shave--spring for new blades. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cut hand on door (small cut) don't know if lady with hep c touched door with bleeding wound at any point can I get hep c?
No risk: It is important to remember that viruses like hepc, HIV and others are strings of proteins that are connected by very weak bonds. They require many things to stay active and need living cells to reproduce and survive. Unless there was gross blood, mucous or some other organic substance from her body on that door and it got into your cut, the odds are very unlikely. ...Read more
May have used someone else's razor. Often apply water on razor while shaving and on face afterwards. risk for STD incase razor had leftover blood?
Un-hygenic practice: should not use , always there is a risk , totally dry surface most of the bugs will not survive but may act as media and thrive on it Yes possible ...Read more
A cut is a cut: Tetanus is possible when a cut on the skin is contaminated by tetanus spores that are all around us but predominantly in soils. It doesn't matter what made the cut if the exposure comes after the skin is open. The rusty nail is the classic source because it is on the ground to begin with when people step on it.If you've had a booster within 10 yrs you don't need one. ...Read more
Can i get infected with HIV while at a hair salon when barber uses haircut machine on minimum level with the blades shave skin. No flowing blood?
Wimpy Virus: It is important to remember that viruses like hepc, HIV and others are strings of proteins that are connected by very weak bonds. They require many things to stay active and need living cells to reproduce and survive. Unless there was gross blood, mucous or some other organic substance from on that machine and it got into you, the odds are very unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My boyfriend gets very bad razor burn on his neck when he shaves, and usually uses a cheap 3 blade razor. Could a more durable 5 blade razor help?
Less blades better. : Blade number doesn't affect razor burns. If anything more is worse. It has to do with his skin's sensitivity and also the kind of barrier he uses for shaving. ...Read more
I wear wig which cause pimples,open wound on scalp.barber use hair trimmer machine to shave scalp for wig.machine had blood of previous client.hep C??
You tell us: Is your barber cleaning their equipment or not? We are not there to verify. This improbably scenario does not need to be asked about. You have repeatedly asked us this question here. It is time to move on or to ask a new question. ...Read more