Concerned about Hepatitis C
Aug 19, 2007
My 6 year-old son cut his finger when he was playing toys with other kids, bleeding stopped one minute later, and I cleaned the wound with alcohol and put a band aid on it. My son immediately played water gun for a while, the band-aid was wet and his wound was swollen and red. If he caught small amount of hepatitis C virus from the toys, will the swollen help the Hepatitis C virus infection? Should we be more cautious in the future to prevent hepatitis C infection? Thank you for your answer.
Response from Dr. McGovern
I do not consider this a risk and would not advise testing.
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