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Injection Of Alcohol Intravenously
Kill germs but...: This is a longstanding practice that is meant to kill bacteria on the skin to reduce the chance of infection. However, many research studies suggest this is not necessary but it is still routinely done, as old habits die hard and patients are so accustomed to this that they think a nurse is irresponsible if he or she does not do this. See http://www.inmo.ie/MagazineArticle/PrintArticle/6696 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevent infection: Bacteria live on the skin surface. Alcohol kills them so the needle doesn't pick up living bacteria & deliver them under the skin where they can cause an infection (cellulitis). This is the same reason for an alcohol wipe when blood is drawn from an arm vein. Fingersticks do not generally need alcohol wipes, just a soap & water handwash. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good idea: especially if the vial was previously opened. It is easy to do, inexpensive and may reduce the risk of an infection at the site of injection. ...Read more
Soap and water: Wash the injection area with mild soap and water, then wipe dry before injecting. ...Read more
Hospitals swab injection site with alcohol before giving insulin, so why do I not have to do it at home?
How long should I wait to consume alcohol after a cortisone injection used for treating a sudden hear loss?
You should not drink: But if you insist you do it after 24 hours. ...Read more
If alcohol is carcinogenic then how does percutaneous ethanol injections kill tumor cells? It seems counterintuitive
concentration: Its the concentration that matters. A small amount could be carcinogenic. A large amount is lethal to cells. ...Read more
I received a cortisone shot alcohol based ...third one a week ago. Injection site itches...didn't the last two times. How long will it itch?
Can I drink alcohol after i've got HPV injection ? And I have HPV 16, 33, 35 .Next month I have to injection again and 1 more after 3 month
24 hours: This is a conservative answer : i don't you driving impaired. ...Read more
Can contrast dye injections cause a person to have a higher than expected blood alcohol content due to the temporary reduction in kidney function?
No reason: to drink on the the day of an important injection: are you taking the B12 because of an alcoholic issue? ...Read more
No: It is illegal for you to drink alcohol at your age. Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever. So stay away from alcohol. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Can alcohol injection(s) around the site of a pancreatic tumor reduce nerve ending long term pain signals emanating from the tummy area?
Is it okay to drink alcohol while taking Methotrexate the same day (injection)? Also, can you drink while taking Humira (adalimumab)? I have JRA also.
Depends.: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, there isn't that strong of an interaction. Main issue is if it is enough alcohol to directly cause serious harm (ulcer, seizures, pancreatitis, hospitalization). The RA drugs will complicate the issue. One drink. no, not an issue. ...Read more
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