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Syringe (Definition)

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 expel a liquid or gas through an orifice at the open end of the tube. The open end of the syringe may be fitted with a needle for ...Read more


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My infant has chest congestion i was told by a doctor to use a bulb syringe and saline, but nothing comes our her nose, am i doing something wrong?

My infant has chest congestion i was told by a doctor to use a bulb syringe and saline, but nothing comes our her nose, am i doing something wrong?

Nothing wrong!: You are doing nothing wrong. Bulb syringe will help with nasal congestion and mucous. Chest congestion may be helped by humifier. If labored breathing or persistent fever, get your infant seen by an experienced Pediatrician! ...Read more

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Cefdinir to 1 yr old.I filled her used syringe but did not get enough in.I pushed it back in bottle and refilled it again. Does it make med. go bad??

Cefdinir to 1 yr old.I filled her used syringe but did not get enough  in.I pushed it back in bottle and refilled it again. Does it make med. go bad??

Medication ?s: Unless you tried to actually give the dose - unlikely especially if you kept the syringe in the bottle and drew up more med. However if the baby's mouth contacted the syringe - it might be an issue but just keep it refrigerated and once the course of treatment completes simply discard the left over medication. Rinsing the syringe after use in running water helps clean it. ...Read more

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When suctioning 9mo's nose, didn't notice that there was some water in the syringe after cleaning. It went up baby's nose. Amoeba risk? I'm scared.

When suctioning 9mo's nose, didn't notice that there was some water in the syringe after cleaning. It went up baby's nose. Amoeba risk? I'm scared.

Nigleria: You must be referring to Nigleria, in your fear. Yes, most cases have been associated with sinus irrigation. The risk for your baby is minute. But definitely throw away the auction bulb, it's unnecessary. ...Read more

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16mnth old baby hates taking her antibiotic. Tried squeezing the syringe in her mouth, but now she seems traumatized! can we mix her med with food?Or?

16mnth old baby hates taking her antibiotic. Tried squeezing the syringe in her mouth, but now she seems traumatized! can we mix her med with food?Or?

Flavor: Most pharmacies now can flavor your antibiotics if you ask them usually for a minimal fee. Most antibiotics for children can be mixed same amount of ice-cream or juice cold (same volume) ...Read more

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My 6 week baby nose is congested. I tried nasal spray and bulb syringe and she still can't breath right ;(?

My 6 week baby nose is congested. I tried nasal spray and bulb syringe and she still can't breath right ;(?

Reflux: in a baby can cause nasal congestion. Have your pediatrician check your baby to make sure there is no structural abnormality. If none, consider that the acid environment from reflux can lead to swelling of the nasal mucosa that will not respond to saline irrigation and suction. An antacid will help. ...Read more

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Hi im pricked with a BCG syringe of the baby whom the mother is hep. B reactive.Baby has given hepig.Will i become infected of it?

Hi im pricked with a BCG syringe of the baby whom the mother is hep. B reactive.Baby has given hepig.Will i become infected of it?

Unlikely: The body fluid of the donor ( the baby) would have to contain live virus to cause infection in the recipient ( you). Would have to test the baby to know if you are at risk for infection from this exposure. Igg and hep b vaccine could help protect you. ...Read more

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Does anyone know, after how many months should baby feeding bottles be changed.?

Does anyone know, after how many months should baby feeding bottles be changed.?

Changing bottles: Most bottle will start to look worn after going through the dishwasher for a few months but it is more important to change the nipples especially if the rubber is starting to look worn or cracked. Look on the package and it should give you an idea. Cheaper bottles will have to be changed more often. ...Read more

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What makes a baby feeding bottle unsterile? If i take it after the sterilization cycle is complete, how much time does it stay sterile?

What makes a baby feeding bottle unsterile? If i take it after the sterilization cycle is complete, how much time does it stay sterile?

Very Quickly: Unless you wear sterile gloves, the bottle becomes unsterile very quickly. Essentialy as soon as you touch the bottle. However, the bottle still stays very clean. Being very clean is typically more than enough to keep your baby safe and healthy. ...Read more

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What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?

What are the cons of exclusively pumping breast milk and feeding baby using bottle versus breast feeding?

Efficency: It's more efficient to breast feed than to pump & then bottle feed. You also avoid any risk of less than perfectly sterile bottles causing the milk to carry an infection. In addition, baby's nursing tends to trigger you to produce more milk than pumping. That said, having breast fed both my kids, pumping when i was away & nursing when i was with baby was a very effective compromise. ...Read more

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I had a moth fly into my ear last night and flushed it out with a syringe. My ear won't stop bleeding now. No pain or discomfort how to get it to stop?

I had a moth fly into my ear last night and flushed it out with a syringe. My ear won't stop bleeding now. No pain or discomfort how to get it to stop?

Foreign body injury: On the next business day, you should see an ENT who can examine your ear to make sure that the insect is completely removed from your ear and treat any scrapes in the ear canal. Who chose to flush it out? Organic material in an ear should not be wetted because they can swell. Do not try to treat ear issues at home in the future. ...Read more

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What to do after being poked by a used syringe at work?

What to do after being poked by a used syringe at work?

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 HIV testing. ...Read more

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How long does insulin last in a syringe?

How long does insulin last in a syringe?

Look at the insert: Most Insulin syringe manufacturers discourage the practice of keeping Insulin for a prolonged period of time in the syringes specially with long acting analogs like lantus (insulin glargine). I do tell my patients that it is ok for short acting insulins to be preloaded in a syringe if you are going out to eat but no longer than 2-3 hrs. ...Read more

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Can I use a syringe to do the insemination?

Can I use a syringe to do the insemination?

Yes, but why?: It's not the fun way, but it can work. I'm curious to the motivation for the syringe versus a more natural insemination, but probably not my business. ...Read more

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Can I use 3cc syringe for subcutaneous injection?

Can I use 3cc syringe for subcutaneous injection?

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 syrine with small calibrations. ...Read more

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Do we die when we inject air into viens using syringe?

Do we die when we inject air into viens using syringe?

Amount?: Remember that the veins are carrying oxygen-poor blood back to the lungs. Small amounts of air are quickly incorporated into the de-oxygenated hemoglobin which is "oxygen hungry". Air in the veins is generally well tolerated. It is not tolerated at all when injected into an artery. Even a tiny amount results in "air embolism" which paradoxically deprives served tissues of oxygen carried by blood. ...Read more

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How to draw blood without a syringe for an art project?

How to draw blood without a syringe for an art project?

Syringe is best: A sterile syringe is the best and will collect the blood. Otherwise it is a matter of some type of cutting the skin to make the blood drip into a container. This is enhanced by heating the body part that you are cutting . Remember that the blood will clot and separate into clot and serum which might affect the art. You can buy blood at a butcher shop to avoid hurting yourself. ...Read more

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Baby Feeding (Definition)

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