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Does broken thermometer cause any harm to my body? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Dec-2013
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Practicing since : 2002
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Doctor:good afternoon
User:Today when I was checking my baby's temperature thermometer fell down and broken
User:Is it toxic to the body
Doctor:did it come in contact with the baby's body?
Doctor:then nothing to worry
User:But I cleaned it with hand
Doctor:have you disposed it off out of your home?
Doctor:bare hands?
Doctor:that is not good
Doctor:did you wash immediately?
Doctor:Using dettol or something?
Doctor:nothing to worry
Doctor:no harm possible
User:Thank u
Doctor:my pleasure
Doctor:take care
Doctor:bye for now
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