Touching Dried Blood And Putting Fingers In Mouth

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Nail clippers and HCV

Dr. McGovern,Thank you for helping me out here. Here is my concern: I used my nailclippers to cut my nails. I did not cut myself while doing it but I did put one of my fingers to my mouth after touching the clippers. I didnt have any bleeding wounds...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not consider this a risk and would not recommend testing. Read more »

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