A 19-year-old male asked:
i ate with the hand i used to push an elevator button at the hospital and touched the patient couch.. should i be worried?? should i throw it up???
1 doctor answer
Dr. Lonnie Smith answered
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: It is important for you always wash your hands before you eat, It is to not going to help now to worry or throw up the meal. If you are not having any symptoms you probably have not caught any type of infection. Most hospitals also have hand sanitizer and disinfectant available, you can use that after you touch anything you feel is infected. The most important thing is to wash your hands.
Answered on Oct 21, 2015
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