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Anonymous asked in HealthGeneral Health CareInjuries · 9 years ago

Needle Stick Injury!! Help?

So Yesterday I was taking the bus home from work and I have to wait for my second bus, which usually takes 45 min. So there were people sitting at the bus bench, and it was sunny outside. So I decided to sit down under a tree. So i went to sit down and when I leaned back I felt something poke my back. I thought it was a pine needle or some sharp bark from the tree. So when I turned around I saw a needle sticking out of it. Like some idiot stuck it there and left it. I am a little shaken up because I don't know the actual chances of me getting anything.

So my question is I know I should go to the dr and get tested for all the AIDS and Hep ABC and HIV, but what are the chances of me picking up something like that and what would be the treatment. What steps should I take now? Thank you in advanced for your help!

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  • 9 years ago
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    Well, you shouldn't be worried about anything like an STD. perhaps you'd need something like a tetanus shot. which, would be extremely important if the needle seemed to be dirty, or rusty. so, firstoff, tell me, was it rusty in any place, or seemed to look old, or dirty? If so, I'd like to post a website containing information about Tetanus, if that is something you have to watch for,

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/00...

    The above website is merely about Tetanus, which would possibly occur if the wound was inflicted by a rusty/dirty/old/uncleaned needle, or if something such as dirt, got into the wound.

    Here are a few good websites with information about puncture wounds:

    http://www.drugs.com/cg/puncture-wound.html

    http://www.ncemi.org/cse/cse1015.htm (note, this website provides information for a foot puncture, but the same "what to do" steps can be used among your puncture site)

    http://www.lpch.org/healthLibrary/ParentCareTopics...

    I hope you feel better! <3 goodluck. and be sure to tell me how everything goes! :D

    Source(s): Research (:
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  • clauss
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    in case you have had a nedlestick injury you may save under working water and milk the section to make it bleed. Then conceal the section with a clean dressing like a plaster and report on your community A&E or occupational wellbeing if working as a wellbeing care provider. they're going to examine to verify in case you have shrunk hepatitis b or c and could grant you a booster. they are able to objective for HIV yet you could desire counselling for this because it won't show up till as much as 3 months following the wear and tear if it occurs. wish it facilitates.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    First you shouldn't stop on Internet to ask that kind of questions. Most venereal and STD's can be treated in the first 24 hours of infection. Even HIV.

    Second, the chances of getting infected with anything are real, however very VERY small.

    Bottom line:

    GO TO THE HOSPITAL NOW AND GET TESTED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!! I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO WRITE ANYMORE!!! DON'T WASTE TIME ON THE INTERNET!!!

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  • Sam
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    I advice you to stop freaking out, it's probably nothing, but if you want to check yourself up for STD's you should wait at least 3 months.

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