Follow up question about my child.
Aug 28, 2004
You answered in my "is my child at risk" that there was no risk. Would you think differently if some of the particles of blood got into his eye? That is a main concern of mine... not so much having the open cut. The specs were close enough to his eye that some could have gotten in his eye. Thanks again..... I really appreciate your help.
Response from Dr. McGovern
If I recall correctly this exposure was from another child. As I stated, the chance the child had hepatitis C would be extremely low. Even with mucosal exposure, the transmission of hepatitis C would be extremely low. If you have any further doubts, talk to your pediatrician and have him tested for your peace of mind, but I wouldn't personally pursue it. Dr. McGovern
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.