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Medical Advice

Sat Feb 26, 2005 4:45 pm

I was just giving my cat his insulin injection and accidentally jabbed myself with the needle. My cat has used this same needle a few times now, but I am not sure if this will do anything to me because of this. My finger, where I pricked myself, feels tingly and is starting to do a bit of swelling (like a small mosquito bite).

Is there anyone here who knows if this is ok or not? I am kind of getting scared and feeling paranoid.  Sad
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RE: Medical Advice

Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:08 pm

Was there anything in the syringe...or was it empty? I guess you should get it checked by a doctor just to be safe.
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RE: Medical Advice

Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:26 pm

The syringe was full of insulin. My finger has now stopped tingling, but it has moved to my arm. Might just be a psychological thing caused by slight paranoia. The small swelling remains. I'll see how it is tomorow (doctors closed). I hate waiting at the after hours doctor. After waiting in the waiting room with 100 other sick people for 3 hours, you come out worst than when you went in.
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RE: Medical Advice

Sat Feb 26, 2005 8:31 pm

Did any insulin go into your system? If so that can be very bad for you as your body will have to much insulin

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