U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 45-year-old member asked:

Does hep c be transmitted through scratches?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. You Sung Sang
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Potentially: Since hepatitis c is a blood-borne disease, it can get into your body via scratches so be careful.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 29-year-old member asked:

What causes the hep c virus to be transmitted?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Blood contact: Hepatitis c is caused by hepatitis c virus, which is transmitted mostly through blood exposure (sharing needles and syringes). I can also be transmitted sexually, especially through fairly rough, unprotected, inadequately lubricated sex where there might be blood exposure.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you get hep c by scratching infected person?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
No.: You get it when yourself being infected through (your own) open wound or injection. Hep-c virus would not show up on skin, in theory.

Related questions

A 22-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 28-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 48-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 20-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 26-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Dec 3, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.