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Would shaving trigger a herpes outbreak (genital HSV-1)?


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So I got my HSV-1 in my pubic region in August. I have been using a electric trimmer since August but tonight I was just DYING for a clean shave with a razor for the first time since August. After I shave my pubes, I've always used Tend Skin after-shave solution. I know shaving can trigger and outbreak. But would my aftershave trigger an outbreak since it stings when you apply it?

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Shaving in general can cause irritation, itchiness, and ingrown hairs. Everyone has different triggers, so you can see if using a regular razor would result in an outbreak. Using the aftershave also could be a trigger, so what you could do is apply a small amount of it to a small area of skin and see if that causes an outbreak. Testing it on a small patch of skin helps see potential outcomes but minimized to just a small segment of skin, which is good in case sores appear. 

You also could look into some no-burn aftershave, or shave in the shower and use a gentle moisturizing soap to shave with and then apply a gentle aftershave afterwards. You can also look into some natural aftershaves with soothing properties, such as aloe. 

I hope this helps! Stay well!! 🌻

Sending blessings of health and happiness your way 🌄!!

- Grace

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