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During blooddrawn,nurse put reused cotton piece in the surface above the nurve where the syringe is inserted b4 removing the syringe,this transmit hiv?
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
No, but...: The plastic tips used in saliva ejectors and high-volume evacuators are single-use disposable items, and sterilization is not required to prevent cross-infection. It is customary to clean the flexible tubes that connect to the disposable tips with a high-level surface disinfectant and use disposable polyethylene barrier sleeves on their working ends. This is sufficient to prevent infection. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Ears pierced w/piercing gun & sterile studs in sealed box. parts of gun that touches skin wiped w/ alcohol, h2o, Benzethonium chloride solution. HIV?
Cleaning ear canals: Don't try cleaning by syringing the ear canals at home. You can place some hydrogen peroxide in the canal as long as the child has no pe tubes or ruptured ear drum. Let the hydrogen peroxide stay in the canal for 3-5 minutes and then gently dry/soak it up with a clean wisp of tissue. ...Read more
Had septoplasty. Is Neilmed sinus rinse bottle as good as electric sinus irrigation kits? Are the electric kits hard to keep sanitized?
More important is: the source of water used. Make sure it's not tap water, and that it's distilled water to reduce contaminants and improve safety. Also, rinse your unit well with soap and water with a final rinse with distilled water before drying daily. You want to keep your unit as clean as possible. ...Read more
Can sterile saline solution isotonic, aqueous, buffered Sterile saline solution, with up to 0.005% w/v hydrogen peroxide be used in a NEBULISER - Cold?
Spit bowls? In 2014?: Over the past twenty years, most modern dental practices eliminated "spit bowls" because they cannot be cleaned to current standards. Instead, most dentists will high speed suction/evacuate debris from your mouth in "real time." if any debris still remains, your mouth is "sprayed'" with water and you can "spit" into a clean, paper lined, funnel mounted onto a high speed suction line. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ears pierced w/ piercing gun & sterile studs in a sealed box. Clamps that touched skin near site cleaned w/ water, alcohol solution. Could I get HIV?
Scenario: does not sound to be particularly risky. ...Read more
In concert w/brushin: Dental implants should be cared for the same as you would your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, mouth rinses, and the water pik is a great addition, but not a substitute for any of the others. You also need to maintain your professional dental visits as well, so get that water pik and bring your oral hygiene to the next level! ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
Inhaled 3% hydrogen peroxide with a little water mixed in through my mouth to lungs any damage about 12 pumps through cleaned afrin mist bottle ?
Probably OK: The H2O2 is likely irritating to the lungs but unless done often, it is unlikely to impact any permanent damage with a single exposure. Why did you do it is another issue. ...Read more
Can air in the syringe get pushed back into vein during blood draw when the let go of syringe plunger?
Not a problem: Tiny amounts of air are not dangerous. And with today's systems this should not happen. ...Read more
Blood draw fromButterfly needle with clean tube attachedat Clininc ,wanted to know hiv dies once dried inside needle ? HIV would die within minutes ?
No risk, no worry: It is very unlikely the clinic reuses butterfly needles to draw blood. HIV probably can survive many hours in blood inside a needle. But because needles are not reused, this doesn't matter. As you probably know, medical care in Pakistan often is very sophisticated. But even in developing countries, HIV is rarely if ever caught by having blood drawn or by other needles or injections. No worries! ...Read more
Poked with hollow needle no barrel n plunger of syringe present just needle is there risk for hiv. I got little bleedinf?
Hard to say: Sorry i don't understand the full details of the stick..Try calling the cdc 1-800-232-4636 you can have a confidential, anonymous discussion of the circumstances. Good luck. ...Read more
Hiv transmission risk with a used needle new syringe recently took a b12 injection bit nurse changed needle needle was looking clean
Unclear info: Sharing needles is a know risk factor for HIV, if one of the users has HIV. If the nurse used a new needle for the injection, there is no risk. 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. 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. ...Read more
Ears pierced w/ a piercing gun & unused studs that came in a sterile sealed box. She wiped the gun with alcohol and water solution. Could I get HIV?
CPAP: distilled water only comes in gallon jugs here. I use tiny bit each nite. How to store opened jug? How long it safe to use in cpap humidifier?
Mgt: I would recommend storing the water in the fridge and using a new gallon bottle after one week. ...Read more