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How Likely Am I To Become Infected With Hepatitis C From A Family Member
It depends: Depends on what you are doing with this family member. Sharing needles (drugs, injected vitamins or other home remedies) is high risk. Kissing, hugging, sharing dishes is no risk. Sharing personal items that may contain small amounts of blood like toothbrushes, razors, or nail clippers does have risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hepatitis c is a virus that replicates (makes copies of itself) in the human liver. People can be infected by exposure to even very small amounts of blood. Over 20 to 40 years it can cause scarring of the liver, and severe scarring is called cirrhosis. People can be tested for exposure with an antibody test. If that is positive, they need a test for the virus itself ...Read more
Highly variable: Most people control their infection with hep c and never develop symptomatic disease. Others are effectively treated before there is major damage to the liver. Some may go on to develop cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and complications thereof. Some with cirrhosis have liver transplantation. Some have alcohol consumption worsen their condition. No way to predict outcomes. ...Read more
Is it possible that a person get infected with hepatitis C when a person scratches the infected persons?
Probably not: Hepatitis c is only transmitted when small amounts of blood from one person get inside someone else. Presumably, if you accidentally scratched someone, even if they bled, it would have only gotten on your skin and not inside. If someone with hcv has a sore that bleeds, they need to cover it and make sure they avoid contact with others. ...Read more
Let me help you: Hepatitis c is usually spread when blood from a person infected with the hepatitis c virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. Wash it off with soap and hot water, then you can use alcohol or a 10 to 1 water to bleach solution on the areas where the blood was. ...Read more
What to do if i might have been infected with hepatitis C -- how long should I wait to do a blood test?
Now: You should get a blood test now, but then repeat it in 3 to 6 months, to make sure (sometimes the blood test takes up to 6 months to become positive). ...Read more
My girlfriend is so hot and fine that i wanna kiss her, but she has hepatitis c. Can i be infected?
After the kiss?: It is not a good idea to have an exchange of body fluids. A simple kiss may or may not be harmful, but are you sure you can stop at a simple kiss? ...Read more
I've eaten food from an STD or Hepatitis C Infected person, am i at any risk? The food has been cooked, putted in a freezer and reheated.
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