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Hep C From Manicure Or Pedicure

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manicures?

My mom has been getting manicures for 20years and has been clear of HepC.... she had stopped getting them done about 2 years ago and just started back 2 months back. Now that I am educated on HCV I am worried about her wellbeing. I am going to buy...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The risk from a needlestick is about 1 in a thousand. From a nailfile it would be much much less. Have her bring her own tools and forget it! Stay well, both of you! DTD... Read more »