Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
concerned and worried
I'm sorry ahead of time I do not know if I am posting in the right section. But I was recently at the hospital and stepped in dry blood. I informed the nurses and they all acted like it wasn't a problem and left it there...I am worried because I have an 11month old son who crawls and puts his hands in his mouth (like normal babies) I do not know how long the blood was there. I also do not know if it had any contagious pathogens but assuming the worst. Is it possible that my son could become infected with hepatitis or hiv if he had a cut on his hand or put his hands in his mouth after crawling where I stepped. Please any help is appreciated. Thank you.
Cancel
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
683231 tn?1438659664
Risk is extremely small to non existant

http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/c/cfaq.htm
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Thank you
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
9662954 tn?1405609759
Good lord, please tell me your child was not crawling around on a hospital floor?  If so never let that happen again. Mistakes happen.  If that truly is the case, you can talk to the hospital infectious control incident nurse or department and they will provide free testing after they look into the date and time of the incident.  Stepping in it is one thing, baby eating it is another and I have no idea how fresh it was?  Nowadays you can wear a mask and shoe covers when going into a hospital.  Always err on the side of caution. So report, be prepared for details and then testing.  Only if they determine there was an infectious disease risk.  Good luck. Stay safe and keep your baby safe.  Best of all, unless sick,keep your young ones home.  Dbz
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Oh no no  he was at home. I walked in to my house a few hours later and then freaked out when I remembered...I would never let him crawl at a hospital or a store ect. Just in homes of family and friends :) and ours pf course
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
707563 tn?1455827280
Blank
Emily_MHModerator Survey link - https://goo.g... Comment
Jun 26
406584 tn?1399591666
Blank
10356 commented on dominosarah's status
Jun 26
Avatar universal
Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Hepatitis Answerers
446474 tn?1446351282
Blank
San Francisco, CA
Avatar universal
Blank
163305 tn?1333672171
Blank
Rural Mural, CA
1815939 tn?1377995399
Blank
317787 tn?1465993311
Blank
DC
408795 tn?1324939275
Blank
Sacramento
Hepatitis C Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Hepatitis Answerers
446474 tn?1446351282
Blank
San Francisco, CA
Avatar universal
Blank
163305 tn?1333672171
Blank
Rural Mural, CA
1815939 tn?1377995399
Blank
317787 tn?1465993311
Blank
DC
408795 tn?1324939275
Blank
Sacramento