|hepatitus c risk
Nov 22, 2008
I am wonering if I should be concerned about getting hep c from contact with surfaces such as door knobs, money, shopping carts, etc, if I have small cuts or scratches on my hands. I sometimes find small wounds that I did not notice right away. I am concerned that I could be touching surfaces with blood on them and getting it my cuts. I have been told this is not a risk by some other experts, but wanted to get as many opinions as possible. Also, if you were to touch or rub you nose, eyes, or mouth, or pick a scab without washing your hands, is there a risk. My son does these things on occasion. Thanks.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
HCV is transmitted by blood to blood contact so these kind of environmental issues are not of concern even with cracking of your skin.
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