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Touched Dried Blood
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
How easily does hepatitis spread from dried blood between inanimate objects? Worried about having touched the same things as someone who was bleeding!
No risk, no worries: The hepatitis viruses are rarely if ever caught by exposure to blood in the environment, and contact with dried blood is especially low risk. And without visible blood on things you touched (door knobs, towels, utensils, shared toilet, etc), for sure there is no significant risk. Don't worry about it. ...Read more
Dried snot in wall of restaurant bathroom, the snot was blood tinged at edges but appeared dried. If my toddler touched it could she get a disease?
Avoidance of inappropriate contact with body fluids is of absolute importance, the risk of infection will depend on a lot of factors. At the least I hope your baby has received all childhood recommended vaccinations.
If she only touched and has no open wound and did not put her soiled finger in her mouth then a thorough hand washing with soap and water will prove protective.... ...Read more
Its true virus cannot survive in an HIV positive drop of dried blood but what if a person touched a tiny wet drop of blood and has a cut?
Scrubbing floors and Walked in dried blood with shoes on can it track wherever I walk? Also if I touched it do I need to be worried about anything?
NO: Not unless the dried blood entered an open sore or cut. ...Read more
I accedentally touched my penis tip to pillow containing dried mosquito blood. What risk I have to get hiv. Plz rply asap im scared. Thnk u.
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 from her body on that door and it got into your penis, the odds are very unlikely. ...Read more
At the store, the cashier had dried blood around fingernail and some cuts and scabs on his hand. Should I be concerned that he touched my groceries?
Possibly: If he handled unwrapped food directly, wash it thoroughly before eating. If the food is packaged, it is probably alright. ...Read more
I was working yesterday and picked up a rag with dried blood with my bare hand then had to do something else and touched the corner of my mouth?
Low Risk: Coming in contact with dried blood is still a safety hazard although the majority of bloodborne bad guys will die in a few hours after the liquid has dried up. If you are still concerned or having symptoms of fatigue, muscle aches, liver pains, or fevers, I would recommend having your family doc check you blood. ...Read more
Is it possible to get hepatitis c from dried blood on the wall. I touched the blood and I touched my clothes. I have minor cut on my lip. Once I touched the blood I touched my clothes then I washed my hand. Can viruses from my clothes enter lip cut?
Dry precum on fingers. Dried 7-14 minutes. Touched moist vagina. Milky discharge 1-2 days after. Menstrual cramps. Nauseous. No period blood yet?
That might happen.: Brown blood is older and deoxygenated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Check with human health and resources dept.
Any exposure to blood borne pathogens?
http://www. Osha. Gov/sltc/bloodbornepathogens/index. Html. ...Read more
I used public toilet and didn't realise until I had stood up that there was dried blood on the seat. Could I catch something? I have no sores.
Chances are slight: I doubt that dried blood from the toilet seat will transmit an infection. But to cover all bases keep an eye on the area that came in contact with the dried blood for a week and if you see nothing unusual you should be OK. ...Read more
Yes: At the end of surgery the team caring for you does their best to clean you up. However, some oozing can still occur after and some areas are difficult to examine and clean. Plus, waking up from anesthesia can involve vigorous patient movement that can undo the cleaning. Clean with a wet towel or according to surgeon post-op directions. ...Read more
Depends...: Totally depends on the pathogen. Encapsulated viruses generally last longer than enveloped viruses, and bacteria like Staph aureus (MRSA) lasts seemingly forever. Practice "universal precautions" always and if you think you have experienced an unprotected exposure seek help immediately. Testing usually can be obtained from that patient to determine whether or not a virus was present. ...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?
If he had the disease.
If you had an open sore or mucosal contact.
Skin only contact would be unlikely to allow contamination. ...Read more
Just pulled out my tampon and it was super dry with dried up flaky blood on it. Inside is super dry and it's never happened before?
Were you on period?: If you weren't on your period then there was no problem. ...Read more
Was scrubbing floors and stepped in dried blood. Is there any chance since I walked in it to be worried about contaminating anything else?
No: Any germ that was in the blood was probably killed by the drying. Good idea though always to wear foot protection (at least flip flops) when scrubbing floors. ...Read more
Hi there I bought a dresser and didn't noticed that there was some kind of brown liquid dried on it looks like blood. Any risk to me as I lifted it?
Dried blood: If it was dried blood, there should be no worry as most organisms cannot survive for that long. In addition if you have no open areas on your body that the blood could come in contact with, there is no portal of entry for pathogens to cause any concern. ...Read more
Possibly: If the blood is dried and you touched it with intact skin (i.e., no cuts or scrapes that would compromise the barrier), your chance of getting an infection is very, very low. That being said, you should not touch visibly soiled materials (be it with blood, feces, or other bodily efflux) with bare skin. ...Read more
How do you know it is your eardrum? Do you mean at the end of the ear canal where it opens from the inside?
This can occur with trauma? Did you put something in such as a pencil or q tip? Cotton swab?
The other things that come to mind is an external canal ear infection or more likely a ruptured ear drum from infection of the middle ear. See your doc for an exam ...Read more