|HCV from deep paper cut
May 6, 2012
I have read that HCV can survive in the environment in microscopic amounts unseen to the naked eye and that they can in fact transmit HCV. I cut my finger on paper today in the office (unsure of where they were before who handled them etc) the cut was deep and blood was dripping from it. I had just finished counting a stack of money so I know that my hands were definately dirty when I got the cut. I went to the washroom and washed it twice with soap and squeezed it so it would bleed out hopefully removing infection. I also used BZK antiseptic towelettes to wash it out. I have since wrapped it in band-aids until it heals. Is there any risk of an HCV infection from this exposure? It is a pretty deep cut, almost like from a knife. ( How this happened, I dont know Im just talented I guess)
| Response from Dr. McGovern
HCV is transmitted from blood to blood exposure. I would not recommend any testing.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- If Blood Is On Paper Can It Transmit AIDS?
- Can You Get Aids From A Paper Cut?
- Can Stress Cause Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms?
- Can Someone Be Hiv Positive For Many Years And Not Know It?
- When You Have A Herpes Break Out How Long Does It Take To Get Blisters?
- What Causes Shingles To Flare Up?
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.