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findingmyway2013

Hi everyone,

I have a very odd question. I have HSV-1 orally. My lips have been swollen because of it. The other day I had the great idea of shaving "down there" and the water hit my lips and ran down the razor that I used to shave. I'm not sure how long it hit the razor or if it hit it at all. But nonetheless, I'm freaking out. I've been obsessing over it for days.... Can someone shed some light on the likelihood of it going down there?

thank you.

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You will be ok. Hsv tends to spread to other sites only during a newly acquired infection. If you have had hsv1 for some time your body has made enough antibodies to prevent the infection from spreading.

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