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Diabetes Testing Without Needle Stick
Seek immediate care: The risks of getting a blood borne infection from a needle stick are very low, but the consequences can be severe. Get in to see an occupational medicine specialist as soon as possible (or go to an ER if you can't be seen in a clinic right away). If a decision is made to take treatments to prevent infection time from the exposure is critical. ...Read more
Accidental needle stick injury. Already did all the medical procedures after the incident. But I have to ask the poke has slowly healed. Is it normal?
Needle stic: The healing time dies not matter. Relax and know that you have been treated appropriately. ...Read more
What kind?: What was the circumstances & needle type. Was the needle in contact with another person's blood first? Hollow needle or not? If it was in contact with another person did that person have transmissible disease risks? Can the other person be tested ffor hepatitis & hiv? Report the incident to your supervisor if it is a work related injury. An er can perform blood testing & review risks. ...Read more
HIV: clinical transmission of the HIV virus other than sexual, and by needle stick, is very uncommon, but a few anecdotal cases have been reported, such as saliva transfer and breast milk transfer. A needle stick is the most risky, but splashing of blood from a syringe or test tube, especially if the blood contacted the eye, open wound in the skin, or mucous membranes can result in transmission. . ...Read more
In blood ch/up anti hb core total result was positive other all neg !i had needle stick 2010 with pt susp hb carrier ! I am worried .Marrid w 2kids.
Follow up: Trusting anti-hbsag, hbsag, e-antigen and e-antibody negative. Have you been immunized? If not, why not? It's likely that you had the disease and got over it. Or the anti-hbcab may be a false positive and thus you should consider being immunized again. Or you may have a smoldering infection with a very small amount of virus. Trust your family is immunized. Follow up and don't stress out. ...Read more
Get tested ASAP: Best thing to do is go to your employee health department at work and have them do a blood test for hepatitis C (or HCV Ab). The good news is that you only have less than 3% chance of contracting hepatitis C from a needle stick and the better news is that if by chance you contracted it, the new medications that just came out can cure hepatitis C in greater than 95% of cases. ...Read more
I had a needle stick at work and needle stick after giving insulin Person has history of Herpes simlex ?
Was event reported?: First, your place of employment should have a standard needlestick protocol. Any place that provides healthcare and utilizes needles should have a guideline or procedure for event response. Regarding herpes simplex, unless you are placing injections in the oral or genital region, the risk is very low of contracting HSV infection as a result of the stick. You should be safe with that regard. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i got a needle stick injury .. The needle just scratched my finger but no blood no injury , but i still worrie?
Depends: This is a constant fear and worry amongst health care professionals. If you just grazed yourself and didn't break the skin, no blood and no penetration, you have nothing to worry about. Most of us wouldn't bother reporting this type of injury. If you actually stuck yourself and the needle inserted, whether there was visible blood or not, report to your employee health service or see your physician ...Read more
Can someone get a disease from a needle stick that caused them to bleed from a needle that was used while giving iron shots to newborn baby pigs?
Unlikely: But doubt that this has ever been the subject of a detailed scientific investigation. If you develop any suspicious symptoms would take this history with you to the doctor and be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more
I received a needle stick from a suture needle while performing external sutures. There was visible blood on the suture needle.The patient had interna?
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