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Forgot Wash Hand
Not real sanitary: but if you haven't had any ill effects than I wouldn't worry. ...Read more
Touched floor with hands and forgot to wash hands then used hands to eat if anyone had walked on anything containing HIV or hepatitis could I get it?
Pregnant 22w. Touched concrete on porch outside for a few secs. Forgot to wash hands with soap & touched my gums which were swollen . Toxmoplamosis?
Made my 1 yr old daughter a bottle but forgot to wash hands, my wife and I had sex 4 hours prior. If we had hpv could it have been transmitted to her?
Stop worrying: The dangerous genital HPV viruses are transmitted by sex, not touch. And they're manageable. There are a bazillion subtypes of hon-genital, basically harmless HPV viruses and basically everybody has them. Ajay, congratulations on being a parent. I hope you and your wife love, nurture, hug, kiss, cuddle, do the skin-on-skin stuff, and be a happy family. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Friend threw up.She forgot to wash hands . We were at the arcade, but i touched same controller, was wet. Then scratched my eyes. Could i get an std?
Nanny of my son has foot fungus. When she was wearing her shoes she forgot to wash hands and touched baby on a forehead to say goodbye.Any danger?
I broke out with a fever sore Sunday. Acyclovir made dry. Applied Carmex today forgot to wash hands rubbed eye and hour later. Will it spread to eye?
Unlikely: It is uncommon to transfer the herpes virus to the eye during oral herpes outbreaks (fever blister, cold sore). Once someone has been infected for months or years, the immune system prevents transmission of the virus to a new part of the body. The risk is not zero, and you should try to avoid eye rubbing during outbreaks. But the chance you'll actually infect your eye is very low. ...Read more
I have genitalherpes for about a week now i touched the infected area forgot to wash my hands made a sandwich and ate it should I be extremely worried?
I had my hands in the trash only for a bit on the top portion of it not all the way in What can possibly happen if i were to eat french fries but I forgot to wash my hands from touching the inside of the garbage and there were cups straws etc?
Probably nothing: There is always a risk of eating a contaminated particle of debris or bacteria from the can. The common culprits are viral causing nausea vomiting and are self limited. Think of a cruise ship virus you get sick from the buffet handles and door knobs etc then you put them in your mouth rub an eye etc. I doubt anything will happen to you. That's part of stomach acid, to kill particles ...Read more
My dogs collar was laying in the dirt. I picked it up and put it on her but then forgot to wash my hands and ate. Will I get worms from raccoons?
Dirt Germs: While good hygiene has its value in protection against illness to including parasites what you describe is unlikely to be a risk to you. Washing your hands with every possible exposure could lead into an unhealthy phobia or preoccupation with germs. Practice sensible hygiene within norms. Washing too often or too little should be avoided in favor of normal usual hygiene. I think your safe. ...Read more
I applied tick and flea liquid ointment on my dog and forgot to wash my hands directly afterwards. Is that harmful to me? I washed them later on.
Probably NO: Tick and flea medications are very strong and have chemicals that can cause skin reactions and you do not want these chemicals getting absorbed through your skin into your blood stream. The medication was probably on your palms, some of the thickest skin on your body usually does not get into the blood stream. If you have not developed a rash then you were not allergic . Wash hands. ...Read more
I recently threw some trash away in my neighbor's outside trash can. It was very full already. I forgot to wash my hands afterwards will i get hiv.
No: You can't get HIV from a dirty trash can. This is basic, general knowledge today. Dolphin, life is difficult enough already without being tormented with these obsessive thoughts. Please talk with your physician about possible medication or talk treatment to set you free from this. It will be the start of a happier life both for yourself and those who love you. ...Read more
If I have sexually HPV and touched my gentails and forgot to wash my hands and made food for some one can they get hpv?
Very rare: The troublesome strains of HPV that cause cancer of the penis and cervix are unlikely to be transmitted except by sex -- they're adapted for this. Everybody has a few strains of non-genital HPV. I'm sorry that fearmongers try to keep us from touching each other because of this. It's a good idea to wash hands before doing food preparation -- actually basic courtesy more than staph control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can fingering yourself lead to HIV? I forgot to wash my hands before I did so. I hadn't been in contact with a HIV+ person.
Hi I went in the garbage to look for something at work and i forgot to wash my hands and after this I had French Fries by hand I did not wash my hands after the garbage should I really worry?
After oral sex I forgot to wash my hands and immediately went to the toilet. I, afraid that there may have been semen transferred to toilet paper ?
My girl fiend touched to my sperm then she dried her hand after 10 minute she forgot to wash her hand and touched her vaginae is it possible to get?
Not likely: It takes a certain number of sperm deposited in the vagina for fertilization of the egg. The process you described is not likely to result in pregnancy. If she misses her period, you should do a home pregnancy test about a week after the missed period. If you do not desire pregnancy, always use contraception as even "pre cum" may cause pregnancy. ...Read more
I'm preg. Used the bathroom & touched the toilet seat. Someone came to the door & i forgot to wash my hands & ate a snack. Could the germs hurt baby?
Unlikely: Our bodies have natural mechanisms to fight off infection, starting with enzymes and bacteria fighting elements in the mouth. It is of course important to help with proper hand washing, so try and remember to do so. But the odds are in your favor that your baby should be fine. Best wishes. ...Read more
I just left the lab, and forgot to wash my hands BEFORE I went to the washroom. Lab TA said I should. Will I get Cancer, or something else that's bad.
About handwashing...: Each year, about 1 out of 200 Americans get diagnosed with cancer. It's more likely as one gets older. Fortunately, cancer doesn't "get you" just because you forget to wash your hands one time. Of course it also matters what kind of "lab" we are talking about and what substances are in that lab. There are some industrial, military, or research labs that have radioactive or carcinogenic substances. ...Read more