Razors and toothbrushes

Because razors, nail scissors, nail clippers, toothbrushes and possibly even towels may carry traces of blood, sharing them with an infected person may present a risk of acquiring hepatitis C.

If the implement is tainted with infected blood and you sustain an injury from it, then the virus could be introduced into your bloodstream. Similarly, traces of blood which could contain virus can be present on toothbrushes. If they are shared by a person with bleeding gums or a mouth injury, transmission is possible. The risk is hard to assess but is considered low. Repeat exposure will also increase the risk.