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JoeTheLionWentToTheBar

Body Wax - Hair Removal

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JoeTheLionWentToTheBar

I've been getting my back and thighs waxed every 6 weeks or so for years, but now I am wondering if this is a good idea.

The outbreak is in the mid pube area, first a spot about the size of a dime, that spread a little, and then I got some additional small little pimples in the pubic area but wider dispersed.

I understand that it could easily start appearing in other areas of the skin in and around the upper thighs upper buttocks based on the nerves in certain lumbar "zones" or whatever they are called.

So, I want to know

1. Can body waxing still be safely done say below the belly button to the upper thigh area both front and back? but not in the pube, testicle, or anus area. I've always dealt with that area differently without wax anyway.

2. Will it aggrevate the condition?

3. Will it possibly damage the skin in ways that will trigger an outbreak?

4. Are certain body waxes better for people with this condition over other wax techniques?

Can anyone help me?

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vegan1

As long as your esthetician uses gloves AND sanitizes the area before and after waxing, you should be fine.

It will only aggravate the condition if your having an active outbreak or the skin is already broken. Waxing in those areas might be more uncomfortable if the skin is already sensitive, but men have thicker skin...

French wax (Cirepil) is one of the best waxes ever made and comes in various formulas, its extremely gentle and effective.

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JoeTheLionWentToTheBar
As long as your esthetician uses gloves AND sanitizes the area before and after waxing, you should be fine.

It will only aggravate the condition if your having an active outbreak or the skin is already broken. Waxing in those areas might be more uncomfortable if the skin is already sensitive, but men have thicker skin...

French wax (Cirepil) is one of the best waxes ever made and comes in various formulas, its extremely gentle and effective.

This is more of a medical question, but I'm curious what you think.

Is there any value in upping the famciclovir dose for a day or so before going to get a wax and for a couple days aferwards, in the hopes that they aren't waxing a day or so before a breakout that I can't see bearing down on me in my crystal ball.

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vegan1
This is more of a medical question, but I'm curious what you think.

Is there any value in upping the famciclovir dose for a day or so before going to get a wax and for a couple days aferwards, in the hopes that they aren't waxing a day or so before a breakout that I can't see bearing down on me in my crystal ball.

I'm not sure:???: maybe someone here will respond with more expertise:-)

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lizabeth

From experience I took an extra pill of Acyclovir b/c I had missed mine from the night before.... and it caused urinary retention and I needed catherized.

I would personally just up for lysine intake a few days prior...

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