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Can any diseases be transmitted via pin pricks? I teach sewing and often prick myself with student's pins in which they have pricked themselves with.

Can any diseases be transmitted via pin pricks? I teach sewing and often prick myself with student's pins in which they have pricked themselves with.

Unlikely but possibl: There are blood borne diseases that can be spread by anything with infected blood that penetrates your skin. There are a lot of studies that assess that risk, and solid needles are very unlikely to spread disease. It is still important to not expose yourself to that risk. Keep in mind that the pins would have to penetrate deep enough to draw blood to be infective. ...Read more

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Can i floss using a sewing needle?

Can i floss using a sewing needle?

Not advised!: Don't be cheap! buy some inexpensive floss threaders or some type of super floss and you don't run the risk of poking yourself or worse swallowing a needle! ...Read more

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What can I do about back pain from sewing?

What can I do about back pain from sewing?

Change your posture: One of the worst positions we can be in is sitting for back pain. See if you can stand while sewing - that would help immensely. If unable to stand try and sit upright as best you can and take frequent standing breaks. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What could happen if you swallowed a sewing needle?

What could happen if you swallowed a sewing needle?

Medical emergency: A needle can puncture through any part of the digestive system and would have to be removed immediately. The person who swallowed the needle should be taken to the emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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Can you get sick if a pricked by a dirty sewing needle?

Can you get sick if a pricked by a dirty sewing needle?

Possibly: There is always a possibility that a puncture wound might become infected. Might want to ensure that you have had a tetanus shot within the last year. Clean the area well with warm water and soap. Seek medical care if it looks infected. ...Read more

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What can I do to clean a sewing needle so i can pop an abscess?

What can I do to clean a sewing needle so i can pop an abscess?

Heat: Use a heat source to sterilize a small instrument designed for puncture. Pass it through a flame...Use the blue part of the flame and avoid the yellow part as it will leave soot on the instrument. Do not leave it in the flame for long...One second should do it. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acupunture needles and sewing needles?

What is the difference between acupunture needles and sewing needles?

Size and sharpness: Acupuncture needles are exception small gauge as in diameter. Some are coated with silicon or other lubricants. They are not hollow. The have an exceptionally sharp point. Sewing needles are much larger in diameter and under a microscope actually quite blunt ended. ...Read more

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I accidentally pierced my finger while sewing, is it possible to catch any diseases?

I accidentally pierced my finger while sewing, is it possible to catch any diseases?

Yes, but not common: Any time there's a break in the skin, whether from a paper cut, bug bite, or small puncture, there is a chance for infection. Pain, redness, warmth, and swelling can be signs of an infection. ...Read more

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Sewing needle prick wound with little blood after 24 hours, is there risky not cover the wound to touch things?

Sewing needle prick wound with little blood after 24 hours, is there risky not cover the wound to touch things?

Tetanus shot: I hope that you are up to date on tetanus immunization. While the risk is remote, it is not a bad idea to get a booster shot of tetanus if your last dose was more then 10 years ago. Otherwise a needle prick would seal itself in a day or so. ...Read more