A member asked:

Is it possible to get hep c from accidentally drinking from an infected persons cup or bottle of water. what if you have a canker sore?

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Dr. Harold Mandel answered

Specializes in General Practice

Not spread via water: Hepatitis C is spread when blood from a person infected with the hepatitis C virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. Hepatitis C is not spread by sharing eating utensils, breastfeeding, kissing, holding hands, coughing, or sneezing. It is also not spread via food or water. And so a canker sore should not increase chances of spread via water unless blood is present. Best of luck!

Answered 5/29/2019



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