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I accidentally touched blood. What are my chances of catching something and how long after washing my hands can I touch my personal stuff?
Skin is a barrier: There are no chances to catch anything you may be worrying about. Your skin is a good barrier for almost every type of infection. ...Read more
For the past 3 months feeling a strange tissue in my anal canal.Could feel it only sometimes.When touched,blood is seen.What is happening actually?
Deliveryman brought plastic for mattress he's cut on his hand n blood was on it. Touched blood on it.i got cut n bad allergy on hand redness. Hiv risk?
Stop worrying: The deliveryman bled all over your mattress plastic, and you touched the dried blood where you have a cut and a rash on your hand? This is still an unrealistic fear. Dried blood is a solid and isn't going to percolate into tissues; even your rash and your cut are sealed by your fibrin. With concerns like these, you'd do well to get with your physician and talk about your fears generally. ...Read more
If i touched dry blood on a paper towel and it contacted a cut on my skin, could i catch something?
Depends: It depends on many different factors including the disease and length of time the blood was outside the host. As such, it is hard to answer your question accurately. ...Read more
Yesterday a man was bleeding he did not aply any bandages i helped him i touched his blood is there tidk 4hiv only with few drops?
I had a cotton swob that touched dried blood on paper before touching my wound (from taking blood from a needle) , are the chances high of catching he?
No: I would say the chances are pretty slim of catching any disease this way. There is no risk of catching HIV this way. The most contagious virus would be hepatitis B, and the odds of the blood being contaminated by this virus is very small in Canada. The entire country only had 2000 known cases out of a population of 35 million! Pretty slim odds of coming in contact with Hep B! ...Read more
I was waxing in a spa and i bleeded and the person who was waxing me touched the blood with his fingers without gloves, do i get hiv if he has hiv?
This student have HIV?This student doesn't do well in school and he always looks sleepy. I am concerned because I have touched his blood with a cut.
Get tested: When and why did you come in contact with his blood while you had a cut? See your doctor soon for further guidance. ...Read more
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