Hep B Risk from blister on hand
Aug 5, 2005
Over the weekend I did a lot of work in the garden and got a bad blister on one finger. It broke, and I disinfected it with Hydrogen Peroxide.
Almost two days later we met with a lot of friends from Hillcrest, and out of habit shook hands - forgetting about the scab. I worry now about the Hep B risk - am I being a worrywort?
Response from Dr. McGovern
We can all be "worryworts" from time to time. The only "cure" for that is knowledge. And I do reassure you that you have nothing to worry about. You would need exposure to contaminated blood to an open wound to have a risk.
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