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A 46-year-old member asked:

I cut my finger accidentally, then sucked blood from that area. is there any chance of disease transmission?

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Dr. Robert Golenbock
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Auto-innoculation: Your blood is sterile. Unless you had something infectious on your skin, you're safe. You can't give yourself a disease you already have.

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Last updated Sep 9, 2013

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