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Can i catch hapatit c from shaving ? shop depsite he changed

Can i catch hapatit c from shaving shop depsite he changed the razor blade before start shaving my head and moreover he sprayed the tool ( which includes blade ) by perfuum
Can by this way i catch hapatit c

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683231 tn?1467323017
Hep c infected blood must enter the blood stream of an uninfected person.

If a new razor was used there is no way it could have another persons blood on it

Perfume is not hep c infected blood so not sure how you think perfume could be a risk

To become infected with hep c requires hep c infected blood to enter the blood stream of an infected person. The most common avenues for infection is the sharing of IV drug needles or having a transfusion prior to 1990 when testing was developed for hep c antibodies.

Also unlicensed medical facilities reusing needles would be a risk. Tattoo shops that don’t properly clean their equipment between customers. The sharing of personal hygiene items like razors, fingernail clippers, and toothbrushes which could be contaminated with blood is also a potential risk.
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Thanks for your valuable answer ...but i want to clarify point of spray perfume to the tool  ....he used perfume for clean the tool ( which include the razor blade )
My question depsite he changed the razor blade , maybe the tool had virus from  last infected razor of last shaving ...
Can  perfume  considered as an active cleaner for hep c or not ?

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683231 tn?1467323017
Perfume is not a cleaner. Bleach is an effective cleaner for hep c.

However, I’m  not sure how hep c infected blood if such existed on the handle could then be transferred to a fresh razor. This just doesn’t sound like a likely scenario of an effective means of transmission.
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