If you have HPV, there’s a chance you might be able to infect your family. However, protecting your family is not at all complicated, and your home habits won’t be significantly altered. Let’s see what you can do to avoid infecting your family.
How to live with HPV while caring for those around you?
To protect the people around you, it’s advisable to implement some habits that will give you peace of mind:
- Leading a healthy lifestyle to strengthen your immune system . This will help you fight the virus.
- If you have warts, visit your doctor to help you remove them. Warts are highly contagious. They can easily spread to other areas of your body or infect others. Direct contact with them is a source of contagion.
- Each person living with you can have their own personal hygiene products, soap, towel. This way, contact with infected areas can be avoided.
- Take precautions regarding the hygiene of your clothing. You only need to be especially careful when washing your or the infected person’s intimate garments. It is advisable to do it with hot water and give them a final rinse with a mixture of water and bleach to disinfect them. Remember that alcohol-based disinfectants are not effective in eliminating the virus from surfaces, clothing or objects.
- If bed linen and towels are shared, you should take special care in washing them.
- Sharing the use of the bathroom does not pose risks. However, for your peace of mind, you can also disinfect spaces using bleach. And also any personal use object, by wiping them with a cloth soaked in bleach.
- Discussing this issue with your partner, family or close people will help you overcome the physical and emotional discomforts that you may experience as a result of the virus.
Your life will continue as usual. Contact with your family doesn’t have to be interrupted. Hugs and kisses can be a great medicine and you shouldn’t worry about giving and receiving them.
Therefore, start taking the necessary measures to eradicate the virus from your body and forget about this headache. We recommend visiting this article to know exactly how to eliminate HPV from your body.
Other important tips for dealing with HPV
The best way to avoid exposing yourself to infection, or putting your partner at risk is to avoid sexual relations in all its forms, anal, vaginal or oral. For safe sex, you can practice some alternatives that will help you achieve this.
- Getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus.
- Use latex protection (condom or dental dams).
- If you’re infected, discuss the matter with your partner.
- Have sex with only one person.
- Avoid contact between the mouth, genitals, and anus of the infected person. Deep tongue kisses can be a way of transmitting the virus.
- Regularly perform a Pap smear as a control.
These were some tips to help you know how to deal with HPV. However, there is much more you need to do if you really want to get rid of HPV and warts forever.
What you need to do is GET RID OF THE ROOT of the problem.
For that reason, I recommend you to look into Dr. Kirkland's story and how he was able to cure HPV and get rid of warts for good.
I wish you great success in your recovery!
Medically reviewed by Dr. John Wellington. Dr. John Wellington is a board-certified physician specializing in urology. With over 15 years of experience, he is passionate about sharing his knowledge through a popular health blog. Dr. Wellington holds an MD from Ivy League University and is a member of prestigious medical associations.
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