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washing not mine, dried blood off object why lowrisk for blood borne pathogens with paper towel dish soap and water ? Washed hands after with soap
Low risk: Low risk, unless you have an open wound and blood from someone with a known blood-borne pathogen. The risk is still less than being injected with that blood. ...Read more
Q-Tips bad idea-Why?: Big ; pack cerumen (ear wax) deeper into canal, the portion you do not see come out. Only the middle third of the ear canal skin secretes waxes which help prevent infection ; slowly remove particles/bacteria from ear canal in association with chewing. This skin is also quite thin, over bone ; can easily be traumatized. Better strategy:: work shampoo into each canal with finger tips at hair wash. ...Read more
Yes: Transmission of blood borne diseases can occur through any mucosa if there are breaks present, even those that you may not be able to see with your eyes. Therefore it would be wise to avoid any contact with potentially infected material if you are uncertain about the integrity of your mucosal lining. ...Read more
Different tissue: The blood in your vessels is what's supplying your tissues and responding right now to what's going on with you. Menstrual tissue contains blood and also a great deal more, largely dead debris. Would you bet your health on a lab test determined from this tissue? I don't think so. Grin and bear the needle stick -- even as a pathologist, I don't enjoy venipunctures but I know the value. ...Read more
Can new stitched wound due to normal birth delivery contract HIV via blood left on toilet seat cover and inner rim and stained water in toilet bowl?
Toilet water blood red after bowel movement. Was fresh bright red blood. Stool was normal brown colour with no blood in it. Internal hemorrhoid?
IV bag: Blood is collected by IV into a specialized, sealed, sterile plastic bag containing an anti-coagulant. It is then refrigerated (after blood typing and testing for infections) until needed. The shelf life is 21-35 days depending on the preservative used (anti-coagulant). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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