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The shaving craze leaves us vulnerable to all manner of physical ailments
09-28-2014, 02:29 AM
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The shaving craze leaves us vulnerable to all manner of physical ailments
The shaving craze leaves us vulnerable to all manner of physical ailments

We have public hair for a reason. Shaving can put both men and women at higher health risk as the irritation from shaving is a risk as well as public hair protecting somewhat from bacteria and other unwanted pathogens.

Doing the sharing the irritation combined with the warm moist environment of the genitals, becomes a happy culture media for some of the nastiest of bacterial pathogens, namely group A streptococcus, staphylococcus aureus and its recently mutated cousin methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA). There is an increase in staph boils and abscesses, necessitating incisions to drain the infection, resulting in scarring that can be significant. It is not at all unusual to find pustules and other hair follicle inflammation papules on shaved genitals.

Additionally, one has increased chances of cellulitis (soft tissue bacterial infection without abscess) of the scrotum, labia and penis from spread of bacteria from shaving or from sexual contact with strep or staph bacteria from a partner’s skin.

Some clinicians are finding that freshly shaved pubic areas and genitals are also more vulnerable to herpes infections due to the microscopic wounds being exposed to the virus carried by mouth or genitals. It follows that there may be vulnerability to spread of other STIs, as well.

Source: http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/

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