Are Nail Salons A Low Risk For Hepatitis

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HCV and Hep B Risk - Nail Cutters (freaking out)

Hi I wanted to know the risk of using nail cutters of someone who is hep b and hep c positive?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Since Hepatitis B and C are transmitted by blood to blood exposure, and since the risk of blood letting with nail cutters to both of you would be extremely unlikely, the risk is basically nil. Read more »

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