health conditions


Question by  tshaw2 (45)

Should you wash your face when you have herpes simplex on face?


Answer by  countrygal (164)

Yes you should wash your face before applying medication. You should also wash your hands often and before touching any part of your body. It is very infectous so keep the area clean.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

Usually you just wash your face with normal face cleaner. If the herpes simplex is really bad then i suggest that you go to a drug store and get some medicine for it. The medicine will not effect you washing your face with warm water and soap on any normal day.


Answer by  vkstr (66)

Yes you still need to keep your face clear of bacteria, or the dirt and oil that collects will just exacerbate the herpes simplex outbreak. You should use a gentle soap without harsh chemicals, like peroxides which are found in some acne face washes. You should also avoid applying lotion to the area.


Answer by  hellen (48)

Yes, the face must be cleaned in order to remove germs that might worsen the condition. Do it gently and with gloves on so that the herpes does not spread to the hands and finally to other parts of the body. Clean the face using a clean face towel or sponge and mild face soap by dabbing and not rubbing.


Answer by  spragoo (1500)

Yes you should. You may not want to rub the sore or breakout area too much. Just dab those area lightly.


Answer by  Mcbaldr (106)

herpes simplex is a very infectious skin disease so proper care for herpes simplex includes washing the face with gentle soaps and warm water. if the skin disease is really bad, you should go to a drug store and buy topical anti biotic medications.


Answer by  Aya (797)

It's okay to wash your face, but you shouldn't scrub the infected area; also, be careful to wash that area last so you do not spread the highly contagious fluid over other parts.

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