Oct 24, 2010
Today I was at a discount crafts/housewares store with my husband and two small children. The cashier finished ringing in the lady ahead of us and I noticed she was holding some tissues in her left hand. I thought it strange but didn't say anything. She was using her right hand to do most of the ringing in and bagging. Then she handed my husband a pen to sign his receipt with her tissued hand. I then realized she must have cut herself at some point shorty before waiting on us. I have no idea how badly she was bleeding, as I didn't examine if blood was coming though the tissue. I actually went back in the store 5-10 minutes later and saw that she was fiddling with a band-aid on her finger (tissues were gone). I am unnerved by this. My husband has hangnail cuts, etc. and could she have gotten blood on him without him knowing it? Or on our items/bags? Should I treat this as an exposure? He didn't sanitize his hands until we were at the car - so he had pushed our toddler's carriage, opened the car etc. all without washing his hands. What do you think?
Response from Dr. McGovern
I would not recommend testing.
hbv, hcv, please answer me!
Hep C Test
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.