Common Causes,Signs and Symptoms of Hepatitis C That Require Immediate Attention

Sharing common household items

There is a potential risk that the hepatitis C virus may be passed on by sharing household items such as scissors, toothbrushes, razors. The risk increases many folds when the items being used are already contaminated.

Besides home items, equipment used by hairdressers and other professionals such as clippers and scissors can also pose a risk, especially if it has been contaminated with infected blood or other body fluids. The chance of getting hepatitis C hairdressers is higher than sharing household item as they may not clean and sterilize their equipment between customers. However, most salons and hair cutting shops operate to high standards – making this risk very low.