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Pins and needles afyer operation, why?

Pins and needles afyer operation, why?

Depends on operation: Pins and needles reflects irritation of nerve branches. This is common near any incision site especially if the skin had to be retracted for a while. Tingling away from an operative site may reflect swelling or traction of a major nerve branch near the op site. Be concerned if you develop weakness or muscle atrophy, severe jolts of pain in the nerve distribution. ...Read more

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Rabies vaccine causes HIV through inject by reuse syringe?

Rabies vaccine causes HIV through inject by reuse syringe?

Don't reuse syringes: In parts of the world, HIV has been transmitted by reusing syringes.Old syringes were sterilized but nowadays cheap syringes should be available anywhere. ...Read more

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Needle prick pain in finger tips?

Needle prick pain in finger tips?

Needle prick pain: If mostly on thumb index and middle finger it could be carpal tunnel syndrome. If you're diabetic and present on all fingers it could be neuropathy. ...Read more

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I have an obsession with sticking safety pins and sewing needles in my arm?

I have an obsession with sticking safety pins and sewing needles in my arm?

Evaluation: Get a full psychiatric evaluation for the symptoms you describe, and tell the psychiatrist what these behaviors mean to YOU. I'm sure you're doing these things for a reason that is deeply personal to you. You will not be judged by anyone. ...Read more

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Can you get hiv from? ;nail scissors ;Toilet ;Teeth brush ;Underwear

Can you get hiv from?
;nail scissors
;Toilet
;Teeth brush
;Underwear

No to all: During the bad years when there was no treatment, not a single household contact became infected except by sex or needle sharing. Stop worrying -- it's as uninformed as worrying about getting a woman pregnant by sharing a swimming pool. I am sorry anyone troubled you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Worried about tetanus. Small wound from metal bar in outdoor shower on farm between toes. Shots out of date. Cleaned/bandaged wound with gentamicin.

Worried about tetanus. Small wound from metal bar in outdoor shower on farm between toes. Shots out of date. Cleaned/bandaged wound with gentamicin.

Give me a boost.: The general rule is to have a booster if it has been more than 10 years since last shot. If the wound is deep and contaminated and it has been more than 5 years since your last shot, you will need a booster. Your wound care sounds adequate, but there is no way of telling if it is adequate enough. To remove all doubt, get a booster. ...Read more

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Would a pin prick cut from pointy scissors with vcjd contaminated blood on them be infectious?

Would a pin prick cut from pointy scissors with vcjd contaminated blood on them be infectious?

Yes, need follow up: Vcjd, or variant creutzfeldt-jakob disease is a prion based disease belonging to the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies that result in progressive neurologic deficits. The incubation period for transmission of vcjd by blood transfusion to the development of the disease is 6-8 years after blood transfusion. Since there is no treatment, you should see a neurologist for follow up. ...Read more

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Can needle stick efficiently transmit hep c?

Can needle stick efficiently transmit hep c?

You bet: The overwhelming majority of cases of hep c are transmitted by needle in one fashion or another; drug use, transfusions (although not in usa anymore), tattoing, accidents in medical settings, etc. ...Read more

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I received a needle stick from a suture needle while performing external sutures. There was visible blood on the suture needle.The patient had interna?

I received a needle stick from a suture needle while performing external sutures. There was visible blood on the suture needle.The patient had interna?

Employee health: See your employee health immediately or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital to ascertain if you need post-exposure prophylaxis. The sooner you see a doctor the better. Do not delay! ...Read more

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Small, shallow clean nail puncture, tetanus?

Small, shallow clean nail puncture, tetanus?

If it has been > 10 : Years since your last tetanus shot, or you don't know when it was - then it is time for another shot. Take care. ...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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Poked with hollow needle no barrel n plunger of syringe present just needle is there risk for hiv. I got little bleedinf?

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