A 23-year-old male asked:
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after a casual contact with a hep b patient who had a sore on his mouth i am worried he touched before shaking hands do i need immunoglobulin shot

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Dr. Claudia Kunrath
25 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Do not worry: You might get hepatitis B if you have xsex with an infected person without a condom, share needels ( used for injection drugs) with infected people, gettin a tattoo or piercing with tools that are not sterelized, share personal items like razors. You DO NOT CATCH IT from huggin, kissing, sneezing, hand shaking or sharing food or drinks.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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