Avatar universal
question
LAst week I was in a public restroom and upon leaving the stall to wash my hands I realized I had blood smeared on my hand that was not mine.my question is if there are any health risks if the blood came in conact with the toilet paper I used or if my hand touched my body while wiping.The skin on my hand was intact but chapped due to the cold weather.
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
I would get an HIV test just to be safe.  The Health Dept. does these for free.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
My training as a coach was that there is always a possibility for blood born pathogens on contact with blood.  I have Hep C and it is the number 1 infectious disease.  according to the CDC.  I won't have my nails done publicly because it is easy to transfer and hard to just wipe off. NOt to freak you out but I hope you washed with soap and water for at least 3 versions of happy birthday.  Only blood work will tell in time.  Hopefully it is nothing.  I always wear gloves on all blood accidents from little children, bloody noses or injuries.  Carry them in my car and have one in my purse in a baggie. Some might think over reacting...I teach health  and I say PREVENTION!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
General Health Community Resources