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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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I’m a carer at a home for dementia patients. A

I’m a carer at a home for dementia patients. A couple of weeks ago a lady dug her faeces covered fingernails into my arm and drew blood. I washed and anti backed it and it has healed. However I am getting itching at the site Is it a cause for concern?
Tue, 2 Oct 2018
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