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Any women cyclists with genital outbreaks? Should I avoid the bike entirely until it goes away?

Any advice for caring for an infant while having an outbreak? Do I need to change anything?

Can I take a bath with my son ever? 

Any specific dietary changes I should make? ie: cutting out dairy or gluten or something

I couldn't imagine even trying to take a razor down there right now, but any advice for grooming? I feel like my hair growing back is one of the causes of my pain. Does it make sense to just let the hair grow back and leave it alone?

I'm sure I will have plenty more questions, but these are the ones bouncing around in my head before bed. I thought I should log in and post so I wouldn't forget and then maybe I'd have at least some answers by the time I wake up in the morning.

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Plenty of different answers here, but here are mine.

- My partner is an occasional cyclist and does not cycle if she has an angry lesion. I imagine for those who cycle regularly, they have a technique that works for them (lubricant etc.)

- No special extra care is needed with an infant, a simple hand wash after touching your genital area is all that is required to prevent any pragmatic possibility of transmission.

- Yes you can bathe with your children safe in the knowledge that the virus will not transfer.

- Eat for your general health, most people do not need to do anything in particular with their diet, but a healthy diet is better for every aspect of you, including for your immune system.

- It might make sense not to shave for a while. It is likely after a few months there won't be an issue in shaving (including shaving around a lesion, men face this issue a lot on their face).

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