A 30-year-old male asked:
Father withdraw his blood using needle prick,he is hep b.he catch the bottle of liquid soap and took soap to wash.i catch the same bottle and wash my hands with soap. i had a small wound on back of thumb. is there chance of hepatitis b or i overthink
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Person vaccinated?: A person is vaccinated against HepB after birth. The vaccine prevents liver cancer that HepB causes, and prevents HepB infection. If a person is not vaccinated, he can call his doctor to ask about the vaccine. A person living with a HepB carrier should have a blood test every 5 years or so, to check the level of immunity (from vaccine) against HepB. HepB is not transmitted via soap or handwashing.
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