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Skin to Skin Exposure

I was on the hospital yesterday. For my skin rashes, my rashes have a open wounds that time, Is not active bleeding, theres is no blood oozing from the skin, but the rashes is open because i scratched it,

the Doctor rubbing (touches) my rashes with his fingers and i did not see if his finger have a open wound also but im sure that theres no blood stain where doctor touches the skin, in worst case scenario,

If the finger of Doctor have a open wounds and bleeding and rub( touch) my open wound (rashes),

theres a chance of transmission of hepatitis in my case?

Thank you
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683231 tn?1467323017

Your doctor doesn’t wear gloves? Standard protocol for medical providers in the US is to wash their hands between patients and wear gloves

But none the less no risk.
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The Doctor doesnt wear the gloves during my check up,  i  did not know if he washed his hand or use sanitizer, because i waited for him in room, separated with other patient
He very likely did wash his hands with a sanitizing soap between patients. But in any event this is not a known means of transmission this is not listed by the CDC as a risk.

Hep c is not easily contracted if it were many more than about 3.5% of the population would be infected.  Even in the case where a healthcare worker should experience an accidental needlestick involving a patient with known hepatitis C the odds of transmission in that situation are only about 1.8%.

I would think you would notice if either you or the doctor had fresh actively bleeding wounds not just a few superficial scratches on you.

Now if you were to perform a blood brother type activity with someone who has hep c that could be a risk but what you have described is not a risk.

Nope not a chance
683231 tn?1467323017
I’m sure he did.

There is zero evidence of hepatitis c being transmitted in the manner you have described.
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My rashes does not have a scab during that time, and it is an one hour open wound, there a still redness if the skin because still open, still i had no risk? Thank you and will not bother you again,
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A one hour old wound is not an open wound.

A doctor is not going to give you hep c


Or to borrow a comment from your same question in the HIV forum

There is no chance for infection with HCV. HCV is NOT spread by touching someone.
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