A 35-year-old female asked:
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Im pregnant. Was changing my toddlers diaper. Have a few small cuts on my hand and got some poop on my hand. Should I be concerned? Washed hands

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Although there are bacteria in stool, they are generally not disease causing in small amounts, and your child most likely has the same bacteria that are present in your intestine. Hand washing is always a good idea with diaper changes and helps prevent the spread of infection to others
Answered on Nov 8, 2016

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