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Is it okay to get waxed while having herpes?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Wait

You could spread it , leave color change or spread it.
If you are prone to herpesi would consider antivirals such as zovirax (acyclovir) orally prior to waxing and if herpes attacks are frequent and uncomfortable even continuos prophylactic antivirals as preventive. It easier to delay waxing than to treat deep discoloration or even scarring which may result.

In brief: Wait

You could spread it , leave color change or spread it.
If you are prone to herpesi would consider antivirals such as zovirax (acyclovir) orally prior to waxing and if herpes attacks are frequent and uncomfortable even continuos prophylactic antivirals as preventive. It easier to delay waxing than to treat deep discoloration or even scarring which may result.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ok but...

It's ok to get waxed while having herpes, although, you have to remember a few things, such as it will be painful and may be even very painful to do so.
Also, you may spread the virus as you will deroof the blisters, potentially exposing others. Be aware of it and think twice if you want to do it while it's present or it may wait until it's gone.

In brief: Ok but...

It's ok to get waxed while having herpes, although, you have to remember a few things, such as it will be painful and may be even very painful to do so.
Also, you may spread the virus as you will deroof the blisters, potentially exposing others. Be aware of it and think twice if you want to do it while it's present or it may wait until it's gone.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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