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A 28-year-old female asked about a male:

Im having an ocd episode. my 22mold constantly has his thumb in mouth. he just got back from tumble where they had a used bloody paper towel on floor. could be from a toddler, parent, coach, or older kid. he definitely touched it. is he ok?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Safety is relative, as are all things in life. Toddlers explore their world and "eat" things. That's what they do, and we parents have no idea what some of the things they nibble on are. We vaccinate babies and toddlers for Hepatitis A and B, and then not worry about their accidental contacts with stool or blood. There are essentially no other "edible" blood infections in the US that worry us.
Last updated May 13, 2021

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