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Will washing hands with soap and water kill hepatitis c virus on skin?

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg answered

Specializes in Neonatology

Hand washing can remove any pathogens that are in wet fluids or in dried fluids that were lying on the skin surface, but Hep C has a limited survival time if it is not intracellular. Getting rid of Hep C is done with medications taken daily over several months

Answered Apr 24, 2023

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