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Chances of infection by needle pricking - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi i accidently pricked my thumb with the needle my step mom used to check her blood sugar... should i worry of any risks?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   my question is should i be worried as i accidently pricked my thumb with needle stepmum used to check her blood sugar?
Doctor :   You need not worry, unless your step mom has any infectious disease
User :   not that i know of
User :   is there no other risk?
Doctor :   Then why worry
Doctor :   No
User :   coz im pregnant and just got anxious
Doctor :   If the needle that pricked
User :   thanks 4 ur advice
Doctor :   you is old & rusted
Doctor :   then you will need a Tetanus vaccine
User :   no it was new.
Doctor :   Then relax
User :   ok.thank u so much 4 putting my mind at rest
Doctor :  
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