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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
Pumping Device: A syringe is a simple pump consisting of a plunger that can be pulled and pushed along inside a cylindrical tube allowing the syringe to take in and e ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Work related: You should file a work related injury claim and document the injury. Then see a physician for baseline and follow up testing for hepatitis b/c and HI ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Sharps box: If you are a doctor you need a service to tae them in a sharps red box. If you are not but someone with diabetes or other condition requiring injectio ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
You're fine, man: You're a 25 year old man. Every guy in the world has some unexplainable turn-ons that make no sense. Yours is tame, non-violent, and kind of sweet. Li ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Cleaning ear canals: Don't try cleaning by syringing the ear canals at home. You can place some hydrogen peroxide in the canal as long as the child has no pe tubes or rupt ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Ear : Ear wax occurs naturally in our ears to protect the fine tissues of the ear drums. Our bodies naturally reabsorb and replace ear wax, and one should n ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sometimes: Sometimes: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0012702/ In recalcitrant cases, you have to see an ENT doc to clear wax.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Absolutely: Even a higher concentration than 1n may be used. There is evidence that concentrations> 1 n may improve ciliary beat frequency which could help th ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience in Pharmacy
Yes: The syringe size is not the issue, it's the volume of fluid and the needle. The syrine may not be calibrated to small volumes. Better to use 1ml syrin ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Get seen now: The only question is whether you need post-exposure prophylaxis and that can be settled only by your personal physician.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
If this has been: Going on for quite sometimes please see your pediatrician about it. He may prescribe some ear drop or eye drop medication that can be used in the nose ... Read More
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A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Infant coughs: Yes, post-nasal drip can cause cough in an infant. Certainly bronchiolitis is common in infants, but to diagnose a physical exam needs to be done. Thi ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Probably OK: The H2O2 is likely irritating to the lungs but unless done often, it is unlikely to impact any permanent damage with a single exposure. Why did you do ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: Lupron (leuprolide) is an intramuscular injection for endometriosis or uterine fibroids, and the amount of air in prefilled syringe will not hurt you ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Unclear info: Sharing needles is a know risk factor for HIV, if one of the users has HIV. If the nurse used a new needle for the injection, there is no risk. For go ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Doesn't matter: Most any liquid can be used to irrigate a nasogastric tube, anything that one might drink. It could be saline solution or tap water, which may the mos ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Artificial inseminat: Artificial insemination (ai) can be performed intravaginally with unprocessed semen or intrauterine with washed semen (semen processed to remove the s ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
42 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Hard to say: Sorry i don't understand the full details of the stick..Try calling the cdc 1-800-232-4636 you can have a confidential, anonymous discussion of the c ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cerumen: it would be better to have your ears examined by a board certified otolaryngologist
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
HIV: Reusing medical equipment of any sort from patient to patient is inappropriate. If the cotton had fresh blood on it from an HIV+ patient it is conceiv ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Yes: Yes.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
As provided at pharm: Remember, "never stick anything smaller than your elbow in your ear!" if the irrigation syringe is that provided with an ear wax removal kit recommend ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Don't do it: If you have wax stuck on your eardrum don't use a syringe. You first have to soften the wax with the use of over-the-counter wax softening agents. The ... Read More

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