Can Transmission Of Hepatitis B Occur From A Blood Splattered Eye?
Hello doctor, I want to ask whether transmission of Hepatitis B can occur if our eyes are exposed to the blood splashes of HBsAg Reactive patients? Thank you doctor
Hello Tina, thank you for asking on HealthReplies.com.
Transmission of hepatitis B can only occur if there is blood, sperm, or other bodily fluids originating from a person infected with hepatitis B entering the body of someone who has never been infected, through the following methods:
When giving birth normally (from mother to baby) because when giving birth there is enough blood that can transmit the virus to the baby. Having unprotected sexual intercourse (condoms) with a partner who is already suffering from Hepatitis B Share the use of syringes or certain medical devices with an infected person Share shared tools such as toothbrushes or razors with an infected person Direct contact with the infected person's blood on open wounds Blood transfusion Also note that hepatitis B infection cannot be transmitted through food or drink, sharing eating utensils, breastfeeding, hugging, kissing, holding hands, sputum or sneezing.
Regarding your question, in general, blood splashes in the eye are not one of the sources of hepatitis B infection, but if you experience symptoms that lead to hepatitis B symptoms, you should immediately consult a doctor for further examination and treatment.
I hope this helps.