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Can You Get Hepatitis From Nail Clippers

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Hepatitis C from a nail salon?

Dr. Dieterich,I recently visited a nail salon. The manacurist cut into the side of my finger with his instrument. To stop it from bleeding, he applied some liquid antiseptic. The thing is, he touched the tip of the bottle directly into my open...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
In a word, yes! There is a risk from manicures and pedicures from the instruments as well. If I were to get a manicure myself, I would bring my own set of instruments and then I would not have to worry about it! Go buy your own! DTD Read more »

38 weeks pregnant and worried about nail file exposure

I am scheduled to be induced on March 5th and now scared to death. I went for a manicure Saturday... Read more »

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? Read more »
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Don't know what to think...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I've read numerous articles on the risks of being infected with HIV and other serious diseases like hepatitis from nail salons. While there has never been a confirmed case of transmission this way and it's thought of as being an extremely Read more »

Stepped on a nail

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Can yout get hiv from stepping on a nail? I've had a tetanus shot recently. Thanks! Read more »

Nail in the fence

Posted by franfrog, 1 Reply
...(Most importantly the last sentence) ? There once was a little boy who had a bad ? temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails ? and told him that every time he lost his ? temper, he must hammer a nail into the back ? of the fence.... Read more »

nail fungus

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... have many people out there had problems concerning nail fungus around the nail, not affecting the nail itself? What time does this usually accure in HIV infection and does this mean Read more »