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Does hair removal trigger herpes outbreaks?

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Hi all 😊

Just a wee question regarding hair removal down below. In the past, I have always shaved but have the fear that it may trigger another outbreak as I've just healed from my very first one. (Ooooft, that was a nightmare). I've heard waxing and laser can be a trigger but what about hair removal creams? Anyone had experience of doing this and was there an flare up? I like to have no hair at all around the genital region as it makes me itchy and uncomfortable. Thanks. 

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I hope you are well. 

Hooray, you made it through the first outbreak! 🥳

Great question. Technically, all those things could trigger an outbreak, but the most painful ones (waxing or shaving) would most likely be the ones to potentially trigger an outbreak. I have never tried hair removal cream because I have sensitive skin and I worry the chemicals in it would irritate my skin. 

If you do want to try a hair removal cream product, make sure to read the ingredients and you are comfortable with them and you aren't allergic to anything, ensure the company is legit/trusted, and test it on a small area of skin first (even your thigh or arm) to make sure you won't break out. 

I hope this helps!! 

Blessings ☀️🌼🌻 !!!


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