I recently found out I had HSV2 about 9 months ago, but I realize that I've really had it for a couple of years, mistaking it for what I thought were giant sore shaving bumps, but looking back, I realize they were outbreaks and I should have seen a doctor the first time.
Anywho...the reason I always thought they were shaving bumps is because I'd rarely get them until I shaved...like a bare shave, which I rarely do because it gets really irritable down there afterwards. Now that I know I have it...I never really thought about shaving triggering it until I realized every time I do a close shave, I get an outbreak a few days later as the hair begins to grow back and becomes very irritated.
Like I went for a couple of months, no sign of outbreak. Shaved to go to the beach, two days later...outbreak. Same thing happened to me recently; months and no sign of outbreak, shaved close, bam! I did one time use scissors instead of a razor and didn't get an outbreak, but this last time I went back to the razor (kinda like a test) and sure enough, 2 days later...outbreak.
Is this only me that shaving down there or very close trims causes outbreaks?
Shaving can lead to an outbreak because you are irritating the skin. Though not evening you have that may be like an outbreak is an outbreak. Something we do commonly say. It wouldn't hurt to be seen and have it checked out. You may want to talk to a dermatolgoist about things that can be done to help the sensitive skin in that area when shaving.
Have you tested positive for HSV2 ? Can I ask where do the sores appear? I think I am experiencing the same thing. Does it look like ingrown hairs? Are they clear bumbs? Around the vagina and labia, on? On the public area below your belly button? Thank you
yup me too sure enough every time I shave down there 2 days later BAM an outbreak. tested this many times and it definitely triggers an outbreak. caveman style it is. scissors does not cause it though. just wanted you to know you're not crazy or alone and no 1 has the answer they just think we're crazy.
Hi guys I've also noticed the same thing! I was diagnosed twice to be sure (so I've definitely got hsv2). I'm on suppressive therapy and have been for quite a while and every time I am due for my monthlies, I get an outbreak. I shave all the time as I hate hair but it only really seems to come out when I'm due/on my periods... I went to the doctor and showed her my bumps as I was worried that I was still getting herpes whilst on suppressive therapy and she said that itas shaving bumps...
I don't believe her though. I am extremely suspicious of doctors and believe they tell you things that you want to hear sometimes
ha thought I was the only one!! Yes, I just noticed the same thing here. Had a period of back to back outbreaks, went on preventive and stopped anything that would irritate it like shaving and did not experience any outbreaks for almost 6 months. Brazilian shaved 2 days ago and boom, outbreak on my chin rest (equivalent to gooch on men)!
Now everything makes sense.. so trimmer it is from now on!
Also, I just read how right before your mensies the PH in your cervix changes (probably from basic to acidic) to cultivate life (baby), and I noticed that sometimes my period makes me feel acidic or shed. From the Herpes Protocol (e-book) I learned that herpes like all Viruses strives in an acidic environment. So maybe thats why mensies sometimes trigger outbreaks. I would ask my doctor but they don't know anything else besides prescribing meds now a days; So I am going to experimnet with going on an alkaline (argentine, mold & grain free) diet and bumping up my Vitamin C, Zinc, and L-Lysine during my PMS or right before it (based on a 28 day cycle rhythm). Will keep you posted if I notice improvement!
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.