A 46-year-old male asked:
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family member touched my arm after defecating (they wash their butts with water and hands instead of toilet paper after defecating), could i get sick?

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Dr. Edward Seegers
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Butt cleansing??: hello ~ I see you have a family with a decidedly French connection, we used to say years ago. But I joke of course. This method of cleaning after using the BR need not be as bad as it sounds ( although they have a stronger gut than I for this) AS LONG AS THEY WASH HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER AFTER CLEANING BUTT WITH HANDS AND WATER ! OK? Its still remains mandatory to wash with S+W after pooping! ok
Answered on May 31, 2016

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