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Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


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Possible dried blood spot on hand towel. Washed hands and then dried with said towel and then rubbed my eye. Hepatitis C risk? Need testing?

Possible dried blood spot on hand towel. Washed hands and then dried with said towel and then rubbed my eye. Hepatitis C risk? Need testing?

No risk: There is little or no risk from this sort of exposure. Hepatitis C is rare except in people who catch it by more direct blood exposure, such as sharing drug injection equipment with other persons. Don't worry about this event. ...Read more

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Used knife that had fallen on floor HIV or hepatitis risk?

Used knife that had fallen on floor HIV or hepatitis risk?

Not at all: A knife in kitchen does not and can not HIV ot hepaitis virus, you have to stop worrying about some thing which is impossible hiv is transmitted by sex, or transfer of body fluids like blood etc, with some one or from some one who is infected with the virus and same hold true for hepatitis b you can not get these from a knife fallen on floor. ...Read more

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Used gloves touched bare skin and lips when pulled pants up not sure if body fluids on gloves, slight cuts on skin licked lips HIV or hepatitis risk?

Used gloves touched bare skin and lips when pulled pants up not sure if body fluids on gloves, slight cuts on skin licked lips HIV or hepatitis risk?

Wimpy Virus: It is important to remember that viruses like hepc, HIV and others are strings of proteins that are connected by very weak bonds. They require many things to stay active and need living cells to reproduce and survive. Unless there was gross blood, mucous or some other organic substance on that glove and it got into a cut, your mouth, vagina or anus, the odds are very unlikely. ...Read more

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Is hepatitis C a risk factor with sharing sex toys?

Is hepatitis C a risk factor with sharing sex toys?

If contaminated: Hep c is spread by blood contamination, mostly through IV drug use, nasal drug use (shared "coke spoons"), tattoos that don't use sterile needles and sterile ink for each customer. Less commonly sexually transmitted. Potential risk for shared implements including razor blades, barber razors, manicure sets, and sex toys too (depending on where they went, who shared them, bleeding, etc). ...Read more

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Was wearing gloves and subconsciously wiped mouth i had touched door handle keys and tap o camt remember of body fluids HIV or hepatitis risk?

Was wearing gloves and subconsciously wiped mouth i had touched door handle keys and tap o camt remember of body fluids HIV or hepatitis risk?

Unrealistic fears: Hiv and hepatitis c are not transmitted in this way. If they were, everybody would be infected. Almost every day healthtap gets at least one unrealistic scenario asking about possible transmission of these two viruses. Once again, i hope that the sender of these bizarre questions is able to get help with these unwanted thoughts, which must be disabling if he/she is a health care provider. ...Read more

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Shirt knocked cut wrist don't know if any body fluids also had shower but didn't wash arms but washed hair if body fluids on arms HIV or hepatitis risk?

Shirt knocked cut wrist don't know if any body fluids also had shower but didn't wash arms but washed hair if body fluids on arms HIV or hepatitis risk?

Viral Infections: Nope. There is 100% impossibility to have been exposed to any infectious disease in the scenario you describe. Please take your panic and channel it into learning the very basic facts of these infections; please learn how to treat those infected with respect and empathy. ...Read more

Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Hepatitis A (Definition)

It is a viral infection of your liver usually food born that will resolve over time with ...Read more