Q. A person who is extremely terrified when having a blood test and he will literally pass out, is he allowed to hold (or squeeze) the nurse’s hand for emotional support to avoid fainting?
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that if a male nurse is not available. he should use a glove (thick) and in need even a towel.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a