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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
Ears pierced w/piercing gun & sterile studs in sealed box. parts of gun that touches skin wiped w/ alcohol, h2o, Benzethonium chloride solution. HIV?
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
Punctured finger with safety pin pushed through jean waistband. Last booster 7 yrs ago. Need a tetanus shot?
Slightly pricked myself with used lancet needle when removing from pen. No blood seen on my finger. Hep c or HIV chances?
Very slight : You would need more blood exposure than that ...Read more
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
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 Shots out of date.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
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?
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
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?
Was spraying shoes with disinfectant incase of infectious body fluids when i took gloves off disinfectant splashed my mouth hepatitis or HIV risk?
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