Today I was working with HeLa cells in the tissue culture and I think some HeLa cells splashed onto my chin. Nothing visible, but I felt a couple tiny specs hit me. I was using the hood/gloves and everything, but I don't think my chair was high enough for the shield on the hood to protect the lower half of my face.
Anyway, I went to the washroom ~5-10 minutes late to wash it off, and when I went to rinse my chin, water went into my nose. Is it possible that the HeLa cells that were on my chin have now gone into my nose.
Sorry if this sounds like a super paranoid question, but I'm quite freaked out because the whole mucus membrane thing.
If you think it is possible that the cells went into my nose, do you think I have anything to be worried about infection-wise? My lab doesn't infect HeLa cells with viruses, but other labs on campus do and I'm just imagining I have HIV or Hep C now.