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Herpes transmission, personal hygiene - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello?
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   i have a problem
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   go on
User :   um.. i used a douche about 5 days ago and i have herpes but i havnt had an outbreak for awile
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   how do you know that u have herpes
User :   my room mate used it by accident today. she thought it was new becuz i had refilled it with water
User :   i was diagnosed. i know for sure
User :   im scared for her
Doctor :   nothing to worry.. but let her maintain good hygiene
User :   so it wont spread to her?
Doctor :   was that douche cleaned properly
Doctor :   even a little bit of infected fluid can cause her
User :   i rinsed it with water
Doctor :   even though chances are great as it is very contagious
Doctor :   are you sure you have herpes infection

Doctor :   then its better to start on prophylactic antiviarl therapy
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