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Can I get hepatitis C by sharing a toothbrush with an infected individual?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If they have bleeding gums and you have bleeding gums, and brush soon after them, its possible.

In brief: Yes
If they have bleeding gums and you have bleeding gums, and brush soon after them, its possible.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. Camilla Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unlikely
Sharing personal items like toothbrushes and razors are an unlikely, but not impossible means of acquiring hepatitis c.
In general, it is important to never share such items with others. If you are concerned, you can be tested for hepatitis c with an antibody test. It may take six months to show up.

In brief: Unlikely
Sharing personal items like toothbrushes and razors are an unlikely, but not impossible means of acquiring hepatitis c.
In general, it is important to never share such items with others. If you are concerned, you can be tested for hepatitis c with an antibody test. It may take six months to show up.
Dr. Camilla Graham
Dr. Camilla Graham
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