[Question #3548] HSV2 Transmision and Brazilian Wax

35 months ago
Last week, I received a Brazilian wax at a new “spa” the method the attendant used involved applying wax via her ungloved finger. I am concerned with HSV 2 transition via contaminated wax. Is this possible? Should I be concerned? 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
34 months ago
No, I do not think that you should be concerned because in order to become liquid, the wax has to be heated to a very high heat and that heat would kill the virus.  I do think it would be worth speaking to the establishment about your concerns.