Can you get hep c through dry skin peeling top layer?

No evidence. If you are asking whether it can be transmitted through dry skin, there is no evidence that it can. Hepatitis c is spread when blood from a person infected with the virus enters the body of someone not infected. Usually that's due to sharing drug needles, but sometimes it's from sharing personal care items that may have come in contact with another person’s blood, such as razors or toothbrushes.

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Someone with hep c sat on my bed if she had blood on clothes and I touched it with little cuts and dry peeling skin would I get hep c?

Highly unlikely. Hepatitis c is spread when blood from a person infected with the virus enters the body of someone not infected. Usually that's due to sharing drug needles. Occasionally it's from sharing personal care items that may have come in contact with another person’s blood, such as razors or toothbrushes, but the chance of getting it from someone who sat on your bed, even with blood on clothes, is remote. Read more...

Is dry sort of peeling skin an access for hep c?

No evidence. If you are asking whether it can be transmitted through dry skin, there is no evidence that it can. Hepatitis c is spread when blood from a person infected with the virus enters the body of someone not infected. Usually that's due to sharing drug needles, but sometimes it's from sharing personal care items that may have come in contact with another person’s blood, such as razors or toothbrushes. Read more...

One more question I was taking a glove off and my hand touched outer glove peeling skin on hands and day old cuts on knuckles would I get hep c?

Hepatitis C. Perhaps you are working in the wrong field. If you are this afraid of your loved one or a patient you are caring for then they will not be getting good care. The answer once again is an absolute no. Read more...

Few years have worsening dry skin, all year long. My face often has peeling skin on my cheeks, & I use lots of ceramide based lotion. What could it be?

Skin. sounds like you have eczyma or problem with your skin drying up a lot, try using olay ultra moisturizer body wash with shea butter instead of soaps, do not dry your skin completely after a shower just dab your skin, drink plenty of water, and when yo do apply ceramide cream make sure your skin is moist. Read more...

Hi am 27 years old and I just realised that am peeling dry skin on my left butt chick. And I have also been peeling skin on the sides of my feet below?

Peeling skin. A dermatologist is the type of doc you need to see. Please do so. In the meanwhile, do you have enough oil in your diet? Also, consider using shea butter on your skin. Avoid skin products that contain alcohol. Peace and good health. Read more...

Why is the skin peeling off the tip of my right thumb extending into nail bed, no where else, no itch, no dry skin. What can I do for it?

Might be eczema. The baby's doctor can check to see if the rash is the common eczema. Eczema can be treated by increasing the moisture in the skin by using creams such as cerave or cetaphil. Hydrocortisone 1% cream is over-the-counter and can be used twice a day for 4-5 days. If the rash is better, the Hydrocortisone can then be used once a day for 2-4 days, and then stopped. Avoid soaps or over-washing the skin. Read more...

Peeling skin inside mouth on cheeks and inside of lips both upper and lower. Almost look like blisters, and or dry skin painful lasts about a week?

Depends. There are multiple conditions that may cause your skin to peel inside your mouth. Including infections like hand and mouth disease, drug reactions like stevens johnsons syndrome, immune system disorders like pemphigus go to a doctor for evaluation. They can do labs and biopsy the skin to find out why. Read more...

I have dry peeling skin on my right breast. Very little on left breast as well, mostly around my areola. Could it be dry skin? No itching no redness.

Probably. This probably is a case of dry skin. This might be caused by friction from exercise (especially runners) soaps, hot showers, hot baths - basically anything that can strip away the oils that keep our skin from drying and peeling. If it doesn't improve with a skin moisturizer, it is best to see your Dr to determine why. Read more...