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A 28-year-old male asked:

I had to wipe off a public toilet seat prior to using it. is it possible for poop or urine substance to seep between the fingernails a give me an std?

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Dr. Robert Duhaney
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Quite simply....: No. But you should be sure to wash your hands when you do that because you could pick up bacterial or viral infection.

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Last updated Feb 2, 2015

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