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I am visiting a friend in London and I dumbly quickly shaved

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Hello!
JA: Hi. How can I help?
Customer: I am visiting a friend in London and I dumbly quickly shaved my legs with her razor this morning (I didn’t cut myself while shaving). I realize that was dumb and now would like to see what the best course of action is / if I can get any blood born diseases deom *from this
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: no - can I please talk to a doctor about my concern
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 14 days ago.
Hi. Dr Hayat here.  Welcome to JA.
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Hello!
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 14 days ago.

The procedure is to mention what has happened and your concerns to your friend. Need to take a history of any blood borne viruses and  request her to get tested.

You need to get tested now , at 4 weeks and then at 3 months.

Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 14 days ago.

Hello

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
What if I didn’t cut myself
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 14 days ago.

Even then...

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I can still transmit an std?
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
acquire
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
What if there was no blood on the razor
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 14 days ago.

Not an std...the term would be a blood borne viruses like hep bee, hep cee, hiv..

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Yeah those are all STDs too though
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
How long can those live on a razor for?
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 14 days ago.
Hiv doesn't when the razor is dry. Hcv still carries a risk.
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I see okay so if the razor was in the shower but unused for a few days I should be okay?
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 14 days ago.
The risk is very very low but if you want me to say that it's zero, I can't say that..
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 14 days ago.
Anything else I can help with please?
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 14 days ago.

Hello

Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 14 days ago.

Best wishes.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any further queries or need to follow up. I will be happy to help and guide. Have a nice day.