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Hepatitis From Toilet
Alcoholic hepatitis: Even though the jaundice was gone your liver may not have recovered completely from hep a, and adding the insult of alcohol could have caused inflammation. If you abstain, you should recover. Do not take tylenol (acetaminophen) either. It would be a good idea for you to abstain from alcohol. ...Read more
No: If that were the case, epidemics related to public toilets would be widespread. Ever heard of one? I didn't think so. ...Read more
Can you catch hepatitis from accidentally touching fecal matter or urine on a toliet seat in a public restroom?
Not in the US today: As of this week (Oct. 2014), there are only 2 recently diagnosed Ebola patients (both are nurses) in the U.S., so even though it is possible to catch Ebola from a contaminated toilet seat (or any object freshly contaminated with blood or bodily substances/fluids) there is no place to find such a contaminated object in the U.S. except for in the hospital units caring for the two American patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can urine on public toilet seat transmit Hepatitis B when skin of penis (Shaft) came into contact with it? Or does urine not transmit/carry HBV?
Urine does not carry: HBV. Only blood. You are safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can urine on toilet seat touching a sore or personal areas cause anything like hep a hep b hep c or hiv?
Depends on device: Past jet injectors or air gun injectors used in vaccinations were able to transmit very tiny amounts of material (such as blood) from one person to another, and so were able to transmit hepatitis viruses. Current jet injection devices, if approved by the fda, are supposed to prevent cross-contamination among patients (most likely by using disposable single-dose vaccines). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recent anxiety- can you get HIV from a toilet? If toilet water splashed actively bleeding hemmerhoid?
Can you catch aids from toilet paper in public toilets or by touching a surface other than someone's genitals?
Unlikely: To my knowledge, there has not been a case contracting HIV this way. Hiv virus cannot survive for long outside of the body. It is transmitted by getting contaminated blood through transfusion, dirty needles, or through bodily fluid during sexual intercourse. Even saliva is reported to not carry enough viruses to transmit the disease. It should be safe to use public restroom. ...Read more
Toilet seats & water: Nope. There is absolutely no risk for the common stds and no risk for hep a, b, or c and hiv. All of these infections require a more significant exposure with living tissue, blood or semen... There are some variances on how contagious each of them are. You may do well to learn how many stds there are and how they can be prevented. ...Read more
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