I was aware for a while that I had bad dermatitis/eczema on a patch on my neck. I had gone to the barber shop on Saturday and when I was done my stylist asked me if I had cut my neck (presumably from the piece of bad skin). When I got home I took a few photos few my phone, and it did look kind of raw, scabbed and, very dry (despite daily religious lotion applications
) . A few chunks of skin I could see the tissue underneath the skin.
Not so worried about it, as it's not the first time, and when winter lifts my skin gradually improves, but I'm more worried about having had my hair cut with the eczema in place. I'm mainly concerned about blood-borne pathogens/STD's (you know which ones I'm referring to) from the electric clipper. I've never actually seen what sort of sanitation barbers and stylists do to the clippers. In the big bottle of barbesol I've only seen combs thrown in there.
I finally broke and decided to google and to my surprise there were doctor-answered posts on medhelp stating that even in situations where a customer was injured through cuts and nicks by scissors or clippers there was no risk, and no known cases of bloodborne illnesses transmitted through this manner.
My common sense tells me that nicks and minor injuries probably happen all the time and that I'm getting anxious over nothing again. The funny thing is that I DON'T THINK I WAS EVEN CUT or injured. INJURED. She did shave my neck with the clippers though I don't know if she passed the machine through my patch of bad skin... common sense tells me that she wouldn't have done such a thing for her own safety as well.