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A 34-year-old female asked:

Is being around human feces dangerous if you are immunocompromised? my fiancs daughter hasnt learned to go. she is seeing someone but is is all over and washing her underwear could then be risky too. i want to be safe.

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Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Depends: If child is healthy then little risk. If child has health issues, then there could be a concern. Hepatitis A as well as certain bacterial infections top the list of concerns. If child has been immunized against Hepatitis A and is healthy, not much risk. If, when washing underwear, able to soak them in solution with 1 part bleach and 9 parts water, that would kill just about everything of risk.
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