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Are Phlebotomist Suppose To Wait Until Alcohol Dries Before Sticking The Patient
Expert advice for blood draws . I fear the alcohol bottle before blood draw thinking it may have HIV fluids other than blood on it because they are transparent.
how long should I wait (minutes) for the liquid on my arm to dry before blood draw ?
Easy does it, Joe: Listen buddy. You're right to be concerned about HIV, but the chance of there being HIV in somebody's alcohol bottle (which would kill it) is zero. If you allow yourself to indulge in this kind of thinking, you'll be paralyzed with fear of everything in daily life. You simply cannot afford this. To be brave, act brave. Never limit yourself because of fears you know are unrealistic. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to wide the wound of anal fistulotomy when hosing water when cleaning? Just to make sure it don't have dirty in it? & When fully healed?
Here are some...: For average healthy persons, hosing public tap water - not stagnating dirty water from rivers or ponds - to cleansing the wide open wound 2-3 days after anal fistulotomy should be okay as long as becoming less and less ache. Of course, keep regular postoperative F/U with the surgeon; besides, ask her/ him as needed. But, should avoid constipation. ...Read more
Is it safe to breastfeed 12 hours after drinking alcohol if I didn't pump through the night or do you always have to dump regardless the time passed?
It should be: It also depends what you mean by "drinking alcohol". Are you having 1-2 drinks with dinner or are you getting "hammered". It takes about 3 hrs per drink to be cleared from the bloodstream, so if you are having 1-2 drinks it should not be a problem. However, one thing to consider if you exclusively breastfeeding is that if you typically feed baby every 3 hrs , you will get engorged. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the reason for no drinking or eating after midnight when surgery the next day?Also with low blood sugar will the IV they give keep it stable?
When my baby starts to get immunization should I space them out over time, or just stick to the most important ones?
Immunization schedul: It is best to follow the recommended immunization schedule so your baby will be protected from from these deadly diseases on time, if you space them out it will take for ever to finish & there is a chance your baby might miss some vaccines that are limited to certain age. I hope that helps answer your question. Good 5. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wisdom teeth coming out next week so scared? And after 7 day he will remove 2 (one at the top the second on the bottom) with local anesthesia how bad will it be ?
Why not have: All of them done simultaneously with sedation so that you don't feel anything and so that you only have one procedure, and one healing period and you are all done? Best to see an oral surgeon for this though - sounds as though this was not the plan, but may be in your best interest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When having blood drawn in the er, is it necessary to hook up the IV port and inject saline if you don't require constant medication?
Let me explain: Just for blood draw you do not need this but because you are in the er they may need to IV access this why they keep open in case you need it. ...Read more
Is it acceptable to take ibuprofen before, during, and after a tattoo procedure on/near eyes? Some says it's bad- thins the blood and make you bleed
I'd wash it first: While it's not terribly dangerous to wear underwear directly out of a package, some people may develop rashes/reactions to the new material due to chemicals used in the processing. It is always a good idea to wash them first but if you don't have the opportunity to do so in a pinch, it probably won't hurt you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is going to bed at 2am till 10am reasonable hours ? Or is the said person missing out on too much sleep. They can never sleep till this time as their housebound don't have reason to be up early
That depends?: Has this person in recent past worked a shift that has conditioned this type of sleep pattern? Certain medications, stress, anxiety. even diet This can effect melatonin levels, Going to bed at this time and waking is not normal , seek a physician that can help you explore the reasons and come up with a plan to get your sleep patterns back to normal. ...Read more
Is it hygienic to drink water right after we get up in the morning even before brushing the teeth?
Yes: No problem there.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it okay to smoke weed the day before getting my tonsils out!! On the day of my surgery do they drug test you to see if you smoke weed???
How many actually days before your menstrual does the cervix suppose to drop and open? I know the risk vs using sterile gloves like doctors.
I've had my suctures now for 3 days is it necessary to put vaseline on them to keep them from drying out or is that not necessary?
It depends....: Permanent sutures will stand up to vaseline or antibiotic ointment and may have some healing effect by keeping the wound moist. Dissolvable sutures may dissolve too quickly if you cover them with anything. It's best to leave them alone. If you are worried, ask your doctor. ...Read more
I know some injection sites must not be washed or contacted with water till the next day.does it apply to hydroxi progesterone caproate(makena) shots?
If you had two differnt pills in the same bottle and one broke would it stick to the other? it had already been power formed after it broke can you just simply wipe them off? will it be ok? to take
Yes but: If you can see the powder that means that some , however minute the amount, would have stuck to the other. It'd be ok for you to gently wipe off the powder (no water). I presume that you are not allergic to the "broken" drug otherwise it would be a no-no. In practice, if you have been taking both drugs without problem, a little powder is not going to make much difference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can you safely keep bread out of the freezer for if putting back in after and if you put it in there before reached its sell by date?
Bread is just bread: Nothing happens to bread except mold. Unlike other, more perishable foods, bread can come in and out of the freezer, and is not any more or less safe due to that. The reason is that a person looks at his bread to check for mold, and he feels the texture to decide if he wants to eat it. The sell-by date is not a strong determiner of breads edibility. If it feels right and looks right, it's a meal. ...Read more
I've heard that when we doesn't do for long time sex , can close the uterus and can get out blood after like the first time. Is that correct?
We can test for ebola even during window period? With PCR? Then why don't they just test suspected people instead of putting them in 21day quarantine?
Ebola Virus testing: Per the CDC, Ebola can be tested w/i a few days after sx's begin w: ELISA (antigen-capture enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay), IgM ELISA, PCR (Polymerase chain reaction) & isolation of the virus. Later in course of disease can be tested by looking for IgM & IgG antibioties. See: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/diagnosis/ ** The issue is that it may take 2 to 21 days for the person to develop sx's ...Read more