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Author Topic: Can I reinfect myself?  (Read 5942 times)

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Offline Jodaha

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Can I reinfect myself?
« on: December 04, 2017, 03:45:12 pm »
Just as the title says. Has anyone any thoughts on reinfecting yourself during treatment ? Like with a bloody razor blade or toothbrush frombleeding gums ?

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Can I reinfect myself?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 05:14:47 pm »
Some people shared your concern and did change their personal hygiene products during treatment several times. Many others did not. There is no evidence of this occurring but if you want to no harm to buy a bunch of cheap disposable razors and tooth brushes if it makes you feel better.

Some others cleaned in bleach solution but make sure you rince adequately if you go this route.

I didn’t change anything other than as I would normally and was cured.
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
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Offline andrew j

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Re: Can I reinfect myself?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 03:43:57 pm »
I shave every three days.

When I was on Tx, I used to leave my razor in either bleach or disinfectant.

I didn't have bleeding gums at all - but I sluiced my toothbrush a couple of times, total.

Just do what feels right, I reckon.

Some people take a few precautions just before finishing Tx.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2017, 04:13:42 pm by andrew j »

Offline VtecKid21

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Re: Can I reinfect myself?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 07:16:15 am »
I bought a case of tooth brushes and had a new one for each day on 8wk. Hey it is what it is LOL!

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