The Effect Of Accidentally Pricked By A Lancet Needle?
Good evening, I want to ask Yesterday I was stabbed by someone else’s lancet while I was checking blood glucose. Is this incident risky?
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People who are accidentally pricked by a lancet needle still have a risk of contracting certain diseases (which can be transmitted through blood), even though the risk is quite small. The risk is even smaller if the puncture is not deep and not bleeding. To be safe, here are some things you can do:
Clean the wound immediately with soap and water (use of an antiseptic solution is not required)
Find out whether the person using the lancet has a history of certain diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B or C, or other diseases
Check with your doctor. The doctor will analyze more deeply your risk of contracting the disease, for example how deep the puncture, whether bleeding occurs also when you are punctured, etc.
If there is indeed a risk of disease transmission, then the doctor can propose to take several preventive measures such as administering vaccines or PEP drugs (post-exposure prophylaxis) for HIV prevention.
We recommend that you check immediately so that precautions can be taken immediately.
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