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risk of infection hepatitis B
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Being in the post office, I accidentally scratched my finger
Scratching is not large 1-2 mm, blood was slightly
Knife without visible blood stains
After the injury, I after a minute treated the wound with vodka, then after 20 minutes with soap and water and alcohol, after 3 hours I anointed with iodine
Tell me whether there is a risk of infection with hepatitis B
I'm not vaccinated
Knives regularly open parcels and I hope that if someone also cut himself when that, then the remnants could be erased about the packaging material


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replied November 17th, 2017
Liver Disorders, Hepatitis A,B,C Answer A62563
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. KNife for opening parcels are very low risk for Hep B transmission so dotn worry. You took precautions enough. Better to get Hep B vaccine.

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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