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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
15 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Yes.: At 24 you are probably up to date on your tetanus, but be sure. Re: the bleeding, you may have hit a tiny vessel. The 1st step to stop the bleeding ... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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No: Screening for chronic hcv infection is recommended for patients with certain risk factors only. For example, patients who have used injection drugs, t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Salahuddin Syed
29 years experience Pathology
Depends: Chances of getting HIV virus or aids from a sterile blade or new blade is zero. The chance of getting virus through an infected blade that was used p ... Read More
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Unlikely: Unless blade is contaminated with HIV containing blood ; you cut your skin whilst shaving with it.
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes and no: Keep in mind that to infect someone there 1-has to be HIV virus, 2-enough virus to transmit infection and 3-have an entry into another human. So..Hav ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
13 years experience Psychiatry
Soap and water: Wash it thoroughly with plenty of soap and water and keep the area clean and dry. Use a bandage to address the bleeding and apply pressure if it conti ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
No predicting: Physicians would never guess about whether you will get an illness. But, if it has been more than ten years since your last tetanus vaccination you h ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Zero risk: Not a single case of HIV transmitted in the barber shop has ever been documented. Even hepatitis B which is far more transmissible on needle-sticks do ... Read More
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A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Very low risk: People shouldn't share razors, and if had been used very recently and fresh, wet blood really was visible on the blade, there might be a risk. Bu ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
14 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to say: Although KMnO4 is a good oxidizer and thus is good for antiseptic purposes, I'm not sure it would be strong enough to kill any tetanus on the razor. Y ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
Topical antibiotic: After cleaning with saline. Apply protective bangade and avoid pressure on area. Just to be safe, have it looked at by physician to make sure no infec ... Read More
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Possibly: You should see a doctor now. If it is that deep it probably needs stitches and could get infection. If you damaged any of the tendons those would need ... Read More

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