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Touching People With Bandaids
Can you get herpes from inanimate objects that people with cold sores have touched and then touching yourself after?
Yes: But get evaluated to determine why your circulation is "poor". ...Read more
Are there concerns when shaking hands with someone who has scabs or bandaids on their hands? I was introduced to someone who had cuts/bandaids on hand
Little or no risk: We all have daily contact with other persons' hands -- shaking hands, exchanging money, etc. Many of them have sores, scabs, etc on the hands and mostly you don't know about it. Even without sores, such contact can spread germs like cold viruses and bacteria like staph or strep, Probably no greater risk from this person than anyone else. This is why frequent hand washing is a good health habit. ...Read more
Food server bandaid?: Is there any concern for people handling your food with bandaids or scabs on their hands? ANS: yes but if wearing gloves would be safer. ...Read more
HIV Risk: Nope. Zero risk with this scenario.Get a more detailed answer ›
Don't Sweat it: HIV is NOT spread by: air or water, insects, including mosquitoes or ticks, saliva, tears, or sweat, casual contact, like shaking hands, hugging or sharing dishes/drinking glasses, drinking fountains, or (non-bloody) toilet seats. So don't sweat it. You have to be up-close and really personal (blood,semen,pre-seminal fluid,rectal fluids, vaginal fluids,breast milk) or REALLLY unlucky. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For what it's worth.: I know it sounds hard to believe, but.....I have treated warts for almost 40 years and I cannot remember when I could confirm one family member spreading warts to another by way of the bathtub. It might have something to do with the smooth surface of the tub. Possibly the flowing of the water. Go figure. ...Read more
Can hand sanitizer kill the Herpes Simplex-1 virus when applied to hands or inanimate objects that are contaminated with it. Can disinfectant sprays?
It helps ....: While anti-bacterial hand sanitizer doesn't kill viruses, using it will help protect you from becoming infected. Alcohol based products may be especially helpful as alcohol can destabilize a viral cell membrane. Disinfectant sprays would have limited use for this purpose. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Can you get raccoon roundworm from using soap to wash face from a soap dispenser used by someone who washed there hands after touching dirty dog paws?
No: Assuming you know how to wash the face with soap and thoroughly rinse with water, then there shouldn't be concern. The mechanical act of cleaning the face and rinsing with water will remove any parasites and ova from the skin surface, despite whatever may be in the liquid soap (unless the soap was ingested, which would be a troubling thought). Hope this helps. ...Read more
Diseases (virus, parasites, etc) you can catch from using a communal shower & sink if you have dermatitis (leg skin with minor rash) and use sandals?
Can you transfer a STD by washing your cloths towels etx with other people cloths etc? And can you by wearing there cloths ?
Arm and shirt knocked mans walker handles if he touched it with body fluids and hands with open cuts or face touched arm or shirt HIV or hepatitis?
HepB & HepA vaccinee: It would be a miraculous chance if hepb/hepc/hiv were contracted this way. If man has active hepa, recently used restroom, got pee and poo on his hands which he did not wash, and his hands were still wet when he talked the walker, and your arm came in to contact with wet pee and poo contaminated part of the walker, and shortly thereafter your arm came into contact with your arm, hep a is possble. ...Read more
Can you get HIV through sharing utensils or scraping yourself with something sharp that somebody with HIV has come in contact with?
Severe ocd, constantly wash and scrub hands with a scourer, can't touch any potential public germ things. Always using handgel after everything?Needhelp
Sliced finger open with scissors. Washed it with soap & water & sprayed some dettol antiseptic wash & covered with plaster. Can it still get infected?
Can water destroy hep c on an object if i were to wash dried blood off an object with water if i scrub with dish soap and paper towel without gloves
Why do some people cover themslves with cloth during sexual intercourse even when they are behind pocked doors?
Sex with cloth cover: If I had to guess its because of the warmth the cover provides. ...Read more
And do people with the normal flu wear face masks or do only the people with swine flu wear the mask?
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