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...so if this already exists my apologies. :-?

Havnt had the time to read all but would love to get an answer. How do you do it with showering? My doctor told me I should not let the water from the infected areas run over my body. :confused:

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That's a new one on me. I take showers all the time when I have an ob, and I know a lot of people say a warm bath helps, so I have no idea what your dr is talking about. I really don't think the water running down is going to spread anything. That's a little far-fetched. Sounds to me like another dr who doesn't know much about herpes. Wow. Now that would be something new and different, wouldn't it? :shock:

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Could you imagine; dealing with an ob and NOT being able to shower or bathe. OMG, that would be the ultimate worst!

Don't listen to your doctor. After you shower (I use antibacterial soap, always did). Dry yourself, infected parts last, and put that towel in the wash immediately. Don't re-use the towel even if it dries.

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What ignorant dr would tell u that? I have never heard of that...and the other people who posted are right...the dr obviously isnt educated about H perse. So what...is he suggesting you not bathe and stay sweaty and nasty...which could lead to further ob??? It makes no sense what so ever. Cleaning is essential I would think...because you harbor other bacteria down there not just the virus some of us carry..LOL thats a new one;) The chance of u spreading it to other areas would be minimal I would think and whatever is there water is washing it away!

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The H virus isn't supposed to be able to survive in a soapy environment... and if it did, trust me, everyone who had H would have it everywhere...

And you don't even need antibacterial soap or harsh soaps/alcohol... just any plain ole soap does wonders for washing stuff away including bacteria!

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