. I want to ask for a syringe that I have used. Can it be used again? for own use. Not from other people / different people
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Need to clarify, what are you using the syringe for? Are you a health worker who understands the procedure for using needles? Did the doctor teach you?
A syringe (syringe) is a tool that has many functions, including in the health sector. These needles are useful in injecting several types of drugs, either those that are put directly into the bloodstream, into the muscles, under the skin, or also into the skin layer itself. Syringes can also be used to splash certain fluids or solutions, for example, NaCl in the wound care process. Medicines that are injected using needles are mostly not an over the counter medicine. Therefore, the injection should still be done under a doctor's supervision.
Repeated use of needles which is often claimed to be dangerous is if it is done alternately, especially with people whose disease status is not clear. This action can increase your risk of contracting infections, including for example HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and so on. Of course, you cannot take these various types of diseases lightly because they have the potential to cause serious complications, which can even lead to death.
However, that does not mean that repeated use of needles that are done alone is free of risk. There is certainly a risk of transmitting the infection. It's just that, the type of infection is certainly different from the above. This infection is prone to occur if the syringe you are using is not placed in a sterile place so that the risk of being contaminated with pathogenic (disease-causing) microorganisms is very high. For that, once used, the syringe must be thrown away immediately and may not be reused, except for external use (which is not inserted into the body).
Because the information you provide is minimal regarding the intended use of these needles, it is difficult for us to identify whether it is safe for you to reuse these needles or not. We recommend that you first consult this with the nearest doctor who examined you directly huh ..
I hope this helps.