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If You Accidentally Prick Yourself With A Used Insulin Needle
Can you get hiv by accidentally touching a bin used to store used pads if you have a cut on your hands?
Have irrational fear of HIV . Had a blood draw from butterfly fly needle tube in clinic . How to be sure if needles are not re used ?
Fear of HIV: Have irrational fear of HIV . Had a blood draw from butterfly fly needle tube in clinic . How to be sure if needles are not re used ? ANS: This is not irrational fear in your part to the world or even in US. I would recommend you ask that they open the needle in front of you. Or buy your own (brand new) and ask them to use them. ...Read more
Is your risk very high for hep b and HIV if you got stuck by needle used to flush intravenous line?
No: The risk is very low in this situation but it is not zero. Get tested and then you will know for certain. ...Read more
No likely: Pens are safe and would not be around if they made people sick from writing on themselves. Write on paper. ...Read more
As a diabetic type 1take needles dailydo I always need to use rubbing alcohol, i've seen people do it through their pants. I always use a new needle?
ALWAYS be sterile: Hiv & hepatitis get the publicity when it comes to self administered injection drugs. Its not viruses that take the careless ones down as much as spinal cord abscesses & heart valve infections due to bacteria that overwhelm the body's defenses in hours to days. With trillions of bacteria per square inch on un-prepped skin and clothes, a needle will push a core sample from each layer into the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Saw blood draw where site was touched with unwashed finger and then not sterilized with alcohol swab. If new needle was used, is patient at high risk?
Not high risk.: I'm bothered by the fact that good sterile technique was not employed in this blood draw, it seems, and the chance that some bacteria came along for the ride with the needle exists. That being said, I'd think the chance of actual blood borne infection is small, in the absence of some immunosuppressing condition, with one such blood draw. ...Read more
During a rapid HIV test what if the administerer pricked themselves and pricked you. can u get the virus?
What would you do to help a friend with diabetes who had inadvertently taken an overdose of insulin?
Diabetes: You first call 911. Then basic CPR guidelines. Sometimes diabetic patients will have a special solution of sugar, but unless they told you where that may be or instructed you on how to use it, then this would be for naught. Stay with the friend until the medics arrive to keep your friend safe. Of course, this is one scenario and other physicians may review other scenarios on healthtap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm curious to know if benzocaine hcl can be mixed with a saline solution (sterile) and injected just under the skin for numbing purposes. ?
If you had a child under 66 lbs go into anaphylactic shock and you only had an adult epi pen would you use iron the child?
YES- however...: Anaphylactic shock can be fatal and the most effective treatment is injectable epinephrine so I would give it as the risk of too much epinephrine is less than the risk of the child dying from anaphylaxis. However, if you think a child is at risk of anaphylaxis it would be wise to get an EpiPen Jr. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you get HIV with sewing needle prick open wound 24 hours old that contacts to gas pump which has blood on it?
Please get help: A sewing needle prick is sealed by platelets within seconds and fibrin within a few minutes. Blood isn't going to get through. Hiv is a wimpy virus and won't survive on a gas pump. Zebra, you deserve better from life than to continue to suffer from these obsessive, fantastical, utterly-unrealistic fears. Please get with your physician and ask about mental health care. It will help. Best wishes. ...Read more
I had a tattoo done in egypt, the tattooist used a new sterile needle out of a new packet and anti-spray wear gloves and keep it clean do I need HIV t?
Probably not, but: If you are concerned, or if your lover is - it couldn't hurt to test and be reassured. When there is a relatively easy way to not worry or obsess about something, it can be a good idea and it will allow you to move on with life. Good luck. ...Read more
If you used a serving spoon that a sick person used and then you ate with your hands after that, would you get sick from the sick person's disease?
No: Most of use were warned not to do this, but there's no basis to it. I find it helpful in remembering things. ...Read more
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