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blood exposure

A: Hi Shann: Peace and all good things, and congratulations on your upcoming wedding. I think the easiest way to answer your question is to tell you that there have been tens of thousands of exposures to HIV-infected blood  to intact skin in the healthcare setting and very, very few transmissions (www.cdc.gov) even in the presence of large volume exposures to people known to be HIV positive. The fluids that transmit HIV are primarily blood, semen, and vaginal secretions.  The risk of transmission increases with the frequency (how often exposed), amount of fluid (volume) to which a person is exposed, the duration of that exposure (receptive being...


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blood exposure and gonarehia

A: Hi Richard, This is a public health concern which needs to be reported to the healthcare worker"s occupational health office and infectious diseases control director. I highly recommend going to the emergency room to rule out any exposure to other problems as well. All healthcare workers must always treat blood as "contaminated" until it is proven otherwise. Best, John Thai, MD...


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Open wounds - blood exposure

A: Hello, Keeping in mind that she would have to had been "infected" there is a chance of Hep B or Hep C infection if you had an open wound in your mouth. There is also the chance of Hep B or HIV infection if didn"t have an open wound in your mouth. Hep C is transmitted by blood. Hep B and HIV are transmitted by blood and/or bodily fluids. If you have concerns, please get tested. Johanna...
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Do I need to be concerned with sun exposure while on lamictal?

A: 28 Jul 2011 Lamictal may affect you differently. I''m on 200mg 2x/day and it doesn''t affect me when I''m in the sun. Of course, doctors will tell you to avoid sun exposure with almost any med. But it sounds like you may have some heat exhaustion also. Votes:+0CommentVote upReportSearch for questionsStill looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question. Search:Similar questionsHow long is prolonged exposure to the sun considered?1 answer • 19 Sep 2009 • Sympton: photosensitivity - initial exposure to sun each year causes whelps on arms (itchy & red)?Medicines I take: Lamictal, Wellbutrin XL, Cymbalta, Sythroid, Ritalin, Topomax. - I know - a lot,...


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I have been sick for the past week due to second-hand exposure to crack being smoked. How do you remedy this sickness?

A: I take two inhalers for asthma to help my lungs recover from periods after I have had the flu or colds. The first type of inhaler is a ''rescue'' inhaler called albuterol. The second inhaler has a cortisteroid that helps heal the bronchial tissue and conditions the bronchia to become less sensitive to allergens. There are several factors that can trigger the congestion and difficulty of breathing, including smoke, cold drinks and sinus problems like those associated with the flu or colds. I think it is a good idea that you see a doctor that works with respiratory diseases to see if you have asthma. My asthma was an adult-onset situation, which I believe was related to my smoking (various substances) during my 20''s. It becomes a chronic condition that is improved by regular treatment, and...


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contact with blood with hands and ears

A: Dear Kay: Peace.  Your chances of HIV being transmitted through your ears or described skin exposure seems small, based on my broader understanding of factors in transmission (no "ear-specific" data).  You should not be scared, but I would encourage you to pursue testing for complete peace of mind. Here is a course of action I would recommend based on my previous work in an academic medical center.    1) File an incident report as soon as possible.  Your exposure to blood - apparently through no fault of your own - is an infection control issue.  This triggers some action both to benefit you and hopefully improve procedures in the future. 2) Seek testing of your own

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How To Identify The Individuals Who Are At Risk To exposure To blood Borne Pathogens - 10 Ways

A: blood borne pathogens like hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and Human Immunodeficiency Virus can be transmitted from an infected person to another via blood and other bodily fluids. Some jobs may have work-related exposure to blood and potentially contagious substances. Physicians, nurses, employees of laboratories, home health care workers, emergency medical technicians, dentists and dental laboratory technicians are some of the people who are at risk to exposure to blood borne pathogens. Some others may also have the risk of coming to contact with these harmful microorganisms. Answering the following questions can help you find out whether you are...


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What Is the Post exposure Prophylaxis For HIV?

A: Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), also called HIV-PEP, is a treatment provided to people who are exposed or possibly exposed to HIV with the goal of preventing infection. It involves prescription medications, usually taken on a four-week regimen, and the patient needs to be supervised during treatment and subjected to testing to check for signs of HIV antibodies both after the treatment and after a set interval. People who need post exposure prophylaxis for HIV include individuals exposed to infected blood through needle sticks, bite injuries, and certain kinds of sexual activity. A common situation where post exposure prophylaxis for HIV may be...


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What Are The Common Radon exposure Symptoms?

A: exposure to radon causes no symptoms at first. But long term exposure can cause lung cancer, which starts with coughing, coughing up blood, lung pain, breath shortness and more. Radon exposure has many of the characteristics of lung cancer such as a prolonged cough that doesn''t get better, coughing up blood, chest pain and wheezing. Prolonged high radon exposure can actually lead to lung cancer. Physical symptoms of radon exposure do not usually appear until the situation is serious. These symptoms include wheezing, coughing, heacy breathing and repeated bronchial infections. Radon is the second leading cause of lung...


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What Are The Common Radon exposure Symptoms?

A: exposure to radon causes no symptoms at first. But long term exposure can cause lung cancer, which starts with coughing, coughing up blood, lung pain, breath shortness and more. Radon exposure has many of the characteristics of lung cancer such as a prolonged cough that doesn''t get better, coughing up blood, chest pain and wheezing. Prolonged high radon exposure can actually lead to lung cancer. Physical symptoms of radon exposure do not usually appear until the situation is serious. These symptoms include wheezing, coughing, heacy breathing and repeated bronchial infections. Radon is the second leading cause of lung...


 
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