Health concern

I need some advice about the precautions you should take if a family members has hepatitis.

My brother in law will be staying with us and 6 years back I came to know that he had contracted hepatitis. He lives overseas so it was due to contaminated medical equipment.

My questions are that because I have young children

What precautions should i take. Is it easily contracted? Can we share a bathroom (we only have one for bathing). Do dishes have to be sterilized as we hand wash dishes and don’t have a dishwasher. How do I take these precautions while respecting him and not making him feel isolated or rejected. Please advise.



32 Responses

  1. Don’t share bodily fluids.

  2. You just can’t touch them with bare skin or kiss them or anything. Wear a hepa mask if you can and try not to really talk to them too much. The virus can be spread through air molecules as well as spit.

  3. Go talk to an actual doctor. Fuck.

  4. I woukd suggest you call health link at 811 or talk to a medical professional & not seek this info on social media

  5. I’m sorry but I agree with Kim. This isn’t the place for this. Go seek professional help such as a doctor.


    Depending on which hepatitis he has depends on the amount of care you have to take. Basically keep things clean where body fluids are.
    Also there is a vaccine for most of them, so I’d start there.

  7. Ally Badry Ally Badry says:

    Here’s a thought… This man has had Hepatitis for at least 6 years and probably isn’t in the habit of passing it along… He is probably well versed in how to prevent the spread of infection… Maybe ask him what he needs from you…

  8. If it is HEP C the only way to contract it is threw blood to blood contact, it’s not aids where it’s spread threw all bodily fluids! Just ask him, since you all share a bathroom to keep his personal items out of reach of your children. It’s not aids and can not be contracted in any other way then blood to blood!

    • Dorinda Dawn Dorinda Dawn says:

      Actually that is wrong and the other way around … HIV is spread thru blood to blood, semen, vaginal secretions and breast milk…. not salvia and dies as soon as it hits the air…. Hep C can be passed by blood and even saliva and can live on the surface for 3 days…. so say you used a toothbrush or razor of someone affected then you can pick it up even if the toothbrush was sitting out for awhile . With that being said it isn’t easily passed around either viruses but obviously precautions should be taken

    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      Nope. Not true. It can be transferred through other means as well. I had to toss out my makeup because someone with hep c used it.

  9. Call 811 Health link. The nurses there will know better than anyone on here and it can be anonymous if needed.

  10. Hep C is spread blood to blood. Don’t share razors, nail clippers, toothbrushes. I got mine from dirty clippers during a pedi at a reputable day spa. Mine was cured. He should seek treatment.

  11. Dorinda Dawn Dorinda Dawn says:

    What type of Hep? That makes a huge difference

  12. Perhaps the wisest thing you can do is not ask here. I’m pretty sure your doctor is up the protocol on this. . ?

  13. Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

    Call 811. Or talk to him about it. Tell him you have children and you were just wondering if there was anything they needed to know about it.

  14. Can’t they cure that shit now? The commercials say so

  15. Hepatitis C virus is not spread by sharing eating utensils, breastfeeding, hugging, kissing, holding hands, coughing, or sneezing. It is also not spread through food or water.

    How is Hepatitis C spread?
    Hepatitis C is usually spread when blood from a person infected with the Hepatitis C virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. Today, most people become infected with the Hepatitis C virus by sharing needles or other equipment to inject drugs. Before 1992, when widespread screening of the blood supply began in the United States, Hepatitis C was also commonly spread through blood transfusions and organ transplants.
    People can become infected with the Hepatitis C virus during such activities as

    Sharing needles, syringes, or other equipment to inject drugs
    Needlestick injuries in health care settings
    Being born to a mother who has Hepatitis C
    Less commonly, a person can also get Hepatitis C virus infection through

    Sharing personal care items that may have come in contact with another person’s blood, such as razors or toothbrushes
    Having sexual contact with a person infected with the Hepatitis C virus

  16. but i am sure u will b fine


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