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Had an accidental needle stick with my dogs insulin syringe - should I be conce

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Had an accidental needle stick with my dog's insulin syringe - should I be concerned?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Ken replied 5 years ago.

I can understand your anxiety.

Needlestick injuries have the potential of transferring bacteria, protozoa and viruses. After a needlestick injury, to minimize the risk of infection for the recipient the affected area should be rinsed and washed thoroughly with soap and water. Although I am not concerned for hepatitis but care needs to be taken for local infection at the site of injury. If you see swelling/ fever than you will need medical help/ antibiotics to get rid of infection.

Please do not worry, you are fine. God bless
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