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What finger should I use when I do a fingerstick test?

What finger should I use when I do a fingerstick test?

Finger stick: You can use any finger but you have better luck getting enough blood if you use the index or middle fingers as they have larger pads and larger number of capillaries. ...Read more

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Negative HIV test after 27 days exposure. I use condom, but my mouth and finger touch sex worker virginal liquid. So any change HIV test second time?

Negative HIV test after 27 days exposure. I use condom, but my mouth and finger touch sex worker virginal liquid. So any change HIV test second time?

The question is?: I'm not sure of your question, but it sounds like you may have come into contact with the HIV virus. Your blood test at 27 days after exposure was negative and you want to know what to do now? You should check an HIV test at 6 weeks and 6 months after exposure. If both are negative, you are 'good to go.' between now and the 6 month mark you should act like you have HIV - so you don't pass it. ...Read more

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I have extra water retention in my fingers and feet i've had blood tests done and i'm healthy should I use fluid pills to get rid of the selling?

I have extra water retention in my fingers and feet i've had blood tests done and i'm healthy should I use fluid pills to get rid of the selling?

NO: Never a good idea to use a systemic drug for a local problem. You will dehydrate all your vital tissues and organs. You can damage your kidneys and cause abnormally now blood pressure. Fluid retention is a normal part of the menstrual cycle and resolves on its own. If you are overweight, that's another possible cause and should not be diuresed. ...Read more

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What are the tests for trigger finger?

What are the tests for trigger finger?

Physical examination: Trigger finger is caused when the space between the flexor tendon and the tendon sheath (tunnel) becomes tight. It becomes difficult to bend the finger and it may become stuck, either in flexion (bent) or extension (straight). This can be seen on physical exam. Typically the hand is tender over the horizontal crease in the hand. This is more common in diabetics. ...Read more

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What to use if you have an infected finger?

What to use if you have an infected finger?

Few things can help: Clean well with soap and warm water, may apply neosporin or a triple antibiotic keep clean and covered. If not helping sometimes oral antibiotic is needed. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin finger prick test what is normal?

See below:: Male: 13.8 to 17.2 gm/dl female: 12.1 to 15.1 gm/dl see this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003645.htm. ...Read more

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Can a fingerstick test cause a hole in my finger?

Can a fingerstick test cause a hole in my finger?

Typically...: If there's a hole in your finger, then the pokey part of the stick worked. If i understand you correctly, are you concerned about the size o the hole or whether it will close and stop bleeding? I can assure you nothing but a bit of blood will come out. Unless you are sticking yourself with a knife, or a non approved instrument?! ...Read more

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How do you make a burnt finger feel better? Used to use unguentine.

How do you make a burnt finger feel better? Used to use unguentine.

Acell: A new way to treat burns is to use growth factors or precursors of stem cells. If that is not avaiable, debridment and dressing changes sometimes resolve the problem. If it's a deep burn you may need surgery with skin grafts or local flaps. ...Read more