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Strange toilet seat accident
Aug 12, 2006

Hi Doctor Frascino! I accidently kicked the toilet seat at the hospital's public bathroom. (please don't ask how) I checked my foot, I did not see anything. I went back to the waiting area, and an hour later I felt a burning pain on that spot, so I double checked. I noticed that my skin slightly came off about 1.5 inch long. It was not bloody. I placed some hand sanitizer(includes alcohol) on it, and I also cleaned it with antibacterial wipe. It made it burning even more. It is a next day now, and is still sensetative. I red the archives, and I learned that toilet seat-infections does not exist, but I am worried, because the public toilet seat actually cutted my feet. Could I exposed my self with hepatitits or HIV? My husband does not want to hear it, he said, I should wear sneakers next time. Please answer, Sheila

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Shelia,

You may have "learned that toilet seat infections do not exist" from reading the archives, but apparently you do not believe it. Unless you had unsafe sex while sitting on the throne, your HIV risk remains nonexistent.

Dr. Bob



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