Friday, February 19, 2010


Hepatitis C is a blood-borne illness. This means it is passed from person to person via blood. A few ways to avoid contracting Hepatitis C are to wear gloves if you are going to be coming into contact with body fluids or solids that could contain blood. Daycare workers should wear gloves when changing diapers. Wear gloves when cleaning up blood spills. Insist your medical care personnel (doctors and nurses) wear gloves when coming into contact with you. You have no idea where their hands were just prior to to touching you. Whether you have Hep C or not, you should NEVER share razors or toothbrushes with anyone else.
Be sure you wear protection during sex. Every time. Cover cuts and scrapes on your body with band aids or gauze dressings. Always wash your hands with soap and water and use the little alcohol hand sanitizers when possible. Hep C is very nasty virus ytou can't ever get rid of, but if you take precautions to keep yourself safe, you lessen nyour chances of contracting it.If you do contract Hep C, you should seek out a good Gastrointestinal doctor or preferably a Hepatologist, who is a doctor that spoecializes in the liver.

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