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Could my 3 years old son catch hep c?

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Hi.last month I took my 3 years old son for haircut in kids salon.
He got a long scratch with little bleeding behind his ear by an electric hair clipper. Could he catch hep c?
Im really worried.
Thanks.


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replied April 27th, 2016
Infectious Diseases Answer A56948
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. If the hair clipper was well sanitized and hygienic, then its less likely to contract hep c however getting screened and prophylaxis is wise.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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