Can You Get Herpes From A Friend's Razor?
Originally asked by Community Member carma
Can You Get Herpes From A Friend’s Razor?
Is it possible to be infected with herpes from using another person’s razor?
Using someone else’s razor is such a temptation, but it is a bad idea on a couple of levels. In this age of MRSA and antibiotic-resistant bacteria, it would be easy to nick your skin and get a serious skin infection that could then turn into a life-threatening infection. From a herpes perspective, I suppose there is a very very low risk of herpes transmission, though I have never seen a documented case. But using any implement that has the possibility of being contaminated with someone’s blood or bodily secretions is probably not a good idea.
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Answered by: Amy Hendel