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Ronja

Shaving with HSV2 ?

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Ronja

Hey guys, I am new here and I got diagnosed last July. 

I was wondering if shaving can affect an outbreak ?  And if yes what do you guys do to keep it less bushy down there ? 

I feel every time I try to shave I have an outbreak afterwards. Or maybe it’s just me having a lot of outbreaks ? Cause I heard the first year is the worse and it can get better after that! 

I will be very happy over some answers ! 

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Jimmyjimmyhuapua
On 21.02.2018 at 10:08 PM, Ronja said:

Hey guys, I am new here and I got diagnosed last July. 

I was wondering if shaving can affect an outbreak ?  And if yes what do you guys do to keep it less bushy down there ? 

I feel every time I try to shave I have an outbreak afterwards. Or maybe it’s just me having a lot of outbreaks ? Cause I heard the first year is the worse and it can get better after that! 

I will be very happy over some answers ! 

Yes Ronja it can affect exactly i observed it on me when i use razor while shaving my genital i have obs as well. So i bought a hair cutting machinery which u can use in water also. it has resistance to water so i shorten genital area hairs with it then i wash it. Thats better. 

As a man i also use a hair cutter machine for my beards and i realised that i dont use razor for years and on my lips i also didnt have ob for years.

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WannaCry

Razors create microscopic cuts/tears in the skin. Waxing does as well. In some people skin trauma (even that tiny!) can make OBs more likely to occur. It's why many HSV experts suggest to HSV+ people to trim close instead of shave.

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Chicagonow

Yes since i have been trim with Schick quatro shaver just trim makes a different a clean hygene makes a big difference .. always was clean wannacry just use to sgave my shit bald would feel more itchy but glad u r here cause i started  laser on face to remover chin and upper lip hair  and some facial u think that is bad or will it trigger my hsv1.. cause i have 1 and 2. And was thinking of doing on crack of butt and panty line . What do u think. Did go through my first feel fine .. but scare u know how the creep creeps up..

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WannaCry

I have not heard of laser hair removal being implicated in HSV OBs the way shaving has been shown to. All I can suggest to you is continue your laser treatments and note if you start having OBs within 3ish days of them. As laser doesn't actually damage the skin, it kills hair follicles I don't -think- it will have an effect but I can't promise anything.

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