How are hepatitis and AIDS transmitted?
You need not worry!
Hi! thanks for your health query!
In such instances I usually suggest tetanus toxoid 1 ampoule intramuscular stat and then another after one month.
In addition, I would also suggest antiseptic/antibiotic lotion/solutions locally like povidone-iodine or gentamicin/neosporin etc. twice daily for 5 days.
Please do not rub or injure more. Hope this helps you!
Thanks and regards,
Also do I need to go in for a tetnus shot since I had one in 2007 (every 10 years?)
No chance of Hep C. Toxoid must!
Hi! hepatitis B/C and HIV are transferred through fluids like blood and not through dried up materials; therefore not to worry about them.
This kind of injury should be considered contaminated injuries and needs tetanus toxoids, yes, again!
All the best,
I am sorry to be so persistent. As I mentioned I don't believe I saw any blood, however by pushing the earring through could I have caused any raw areas or small tears that would make this a blood issue. My ear is a little irritated this morning. if so what are the chances of contracting any blood related diseases in this manor.
I will follow up on the tetnus.
Your answers have been very helpful thank you again.
Minor injuries are not always visible to naked eye!
Hi! as you had to force and apply pressure, it is safe to consider that some minor injuries have occurred which might not be visible to naked eyes!
No chance of contracting blood related diseases but bacteria/fungus related infections are common and you may apply antiseptic/antibiotics. Apply ice/cold compress locally for some comfort.
Hope I could relieve your concern; regards,
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