|Can I catch Hepatitis C from scabs on my hand?
Jun 17, 2007
I have a few scabs on my hand caused from my kitten adn a recent paper cut. I was goofing off with a friend adn scratched them with my nails and drew blood. I found out they had hepatitis c and im scared. i dont know what symptoms to look for or if I should ask my doctor, but maybe im just paranoid?
| Response from Dr. McGovern
I think the chance that this is an exposure of concern is extremely low. If it would help to relieve your anxiety, you can get testing at 3 months and if negative, I would not pursue it any further.
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