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Can I get hep c from being scratched by someone that may have had dried blood under her nails?

Can I get hep c from being scratched by someone that may have had dried blood under her nails?

Yes, if other has it: Any exchange of blood products between a hep c person and a non hep c one can lead to transmission of the virus and therefore, yes you could get it. ...Read more

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Todaymy dog scratch me by his nail on my leg but scratching was so powerfull no blood is comeout even skin is not also get puncheshould Itakevaccine?

Todaymy dog scratch me by his nail on my leg but scratching was so powerfull no blood is comeout even skin is not also get puncheshould Itakevaccine?

What vaccine?: If you have not had a tetanus shot in the past 10 yrs, that would be reasonable. If the dog has outside access and you are in a rabies prone region, you should ask the local authorities. ...Read more

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Scratched my hand on a somewhat rusty nail on the paint side I think no blood just a scratch hurts a lot no shot washed hands? I'm sure I'll be ok?

Scratched my hand on a somewhat rusty nail on the paint side I think no blood just a scratch hurts a lot no shot washed hands? I'm sure I'll be ok?

Need more info: As long as you broke the skin you may be at risk for an infection. Please make an appointment with your family physician to examine your hand and maybe get a tetanus immunization You know what they say about an ounce of prevention and the benefits that follow.. ...Read more

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Can I get HIV or hep if someone in contact with infected blood scratched me. Can nail harbour the virus?

Can I get HIV or hep if someone in contact with infected blood scratched me. Can nail harbour the virus?

No...: From your description, your risk of contracting HIV for Hepatitis are exceedingly low/non-existent. "Someone who had contact with infected blood scratched you"? I can't come up with any way (short of some bloody horror movie scene) where that would be of concern. Clean your scratch and relax. ...Read more

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Oily back n acne since puberty but now when I scratch my back, my nails would easily build up something brown, what is that? I know Its not blood n pus

Oily back n acne since puberty but now when I scratch my back, my nails would easily build up something brown, what is that? I know Its not blood n pus

Please don't scratch: First, try as much as possible not to scratch, as it can lead to more skin irritation and scarring. Keep your nails short and use your acne care products as well as moisturizing your skin to prevent it from drying and itching.
The brown material you are scratching off is likely sebum mixed with skin cells or scabs from healing acne lesions. ...Read more

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Dog touch my leg his nails and my pants scratch but no blood and scratch came out leg and last month complete course of rabies vaccine? Need help?

Dog touch my leg his nails and my pants scratch but no blood and scratch came out leg and last month complete course of rabies vaccine? Need help?

No issue: If you are up to date with rabies vaccine and the dog did not bite you then there is nothing to worry about. I believe you are saying that a dog scratched your leg and in the process tore your pants but did not puncture your skin. If that is the case there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Why does my scalp itch? I have this once spot behind my ear on my scalp, th! T really itches. I don't scratch it that hard though but I did see a bit of blood on my nail. I wash my hair 3x a week because im trying to grow out my hair because it was damaged

Why does my scalp itch? I have this once spot behind my ear on my scalp, th! T really itches. I don't scratch it that hard though but I did see a bit of blood on my nail. I wash my hair 3x a week because im trying to grow out my hair because it was damaged

Few possibilities: This can be caused by several issues. Chemical and hair products can cause irritation of the scalp. You can also just have dry scalp, atopic dermatitis (eczema), allergic reaction, and sensitive skin. There are several shamppos that can help with this. The key is to remove the offending agent (s) if they can be identified. ...Read more

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I noticed if the top of my hand has an itch and I scratch it then I get a red blood patch in that spot, should I be worried?

I noticed if the top of my hand has an itch and I scratch it then I get a red blood patch in that spot, should I be worried?

No. You may be: Describing "dermatographia." It's a brief reaction of the skin to a scratch which makes the tiny blood vessels under the skin more noticeable. I might suggest that you use some kind of moisturizer and mild soap to help with the itching. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Child scratched me after swam in dirty pool, broke skin, little blood. Hand sanitizer, washed 5 min w/ soap. How long to know it's not infected? Days?

Child scratched me after swam in dirty pool, broke skin, little blood. Hand sanitizer, washed 5 min w/ soap. How long to know it's not infected? Days?

Couple of days: If it does not become, red, swollen or painful by a couple of days since the incident, you should be okay. You may apply Neosporin ointment to the wound.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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My hand knocked blood sugar reader, may have been blood can't see open wound on hand scratched neck I don't know if red or bleeding would HIV transmit?

My hand knocked blood sugar reader, may have been blood can't see open wound on hand scratched neck I don't know if red or bleeding would HIV transmit?

When to see Psych?: It is time for you to go to see a therapist or psychiatrist. You have asked enough bizarre questions here that it is becoming more and more obvious that a possible mental illness is blooming.

You do not have hiv! ...Read more

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How long does a scab take to form on a small scrape on the palm of my hand? Fingernail scratched off top layer of skin, little/no blood, used betadine

May not have 1: The hand is a good healer & u may not develop a scab. Keep clean with soap & water and leave it open 2 the air & it will do fine. ...Read more

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My hand is scratched by dog's teeth but no blood at that site. Should I take anti rabbies vaccine?

My hand is scratched by dog's teeth but no blood at that site. Should I take anti rabbies vaccine?

High vs low risk: Situations. High risk situations may warrant post-exposure prophylaxis, low risk situations may not. Does the dog appear ill or is it behaving oddly. Was the bite provoked? If the dog was domesticated – has it been vaccinated for rabies? Your doctor can check with your state department of health for further guidance if needed. ...Read more

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I'm just noticing that it looks like my fngrnils r rased in the cnter nail cuving down at tip. Had two cxrs and they were normal. Blood 02 nrml. Clubng?

I'm just noticing that it looks like my fngrnils r rased in the cnter nail cuving down at tip. Had two cxrs and they were normal. Blood 02 nrml. Clubng?

Clubbing Nails...: In medicine, nail clubbing (also known as drumstick fingers and watch-glass nails) is a deformity of the fingers and fingernails associated with a number of diseases, mostly of the heart and lungs. You should see a doctor for a medical work-up. ...Read more

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I have blood coming out of my nail?

I have blood coming out of my nail?

Trauma or Infection?: Swelling and or bleeding from your toe means that you have something serious going on in that toe. Unless you injured yourself, the cause could be serious infection or on rare occasions it can be due to cancer (if you have had the swelling for more than one month). You should go see a doctor who can examine your toe and make a diagnosis and then prescribe treatment for your problem. ...Read more

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My sister has blood under nail. What does this mean?

My sister has blood under nail. What does this mean?

Trauma: She banges! Nail and blood os trapped. It will grow out or it can be drained with tiny hole in mail. ...Read more

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Not too sure what to do make a hole into the nail to drain the blood?

Not too sure what to do make a hole into the nail to drain the blood?

Paperclip: Uncoil a paperclip, heat the tip with a match or disposable lighter, and carefully touch it to the nail. It will melt through the nailplate, creating a little hole that will drain the blood underneath. If you are hesitant about doing this, let your doctor do it. ...Read more

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Do I need my blood taken to tell what the brown spot on my nail is?

Exam needed: A dermatologist can help to diagnose your problem. A blood test may not be needed. ...Read more