Thread: Forgot to sterilize spot
12-19-2005, 10:48 AM #1
Forgot to sterilize spot
I was injecting into my thigh and after i stuck it in i realized that i forgot to wipe the area before i stuck it in. After i pulled out i thouroughly wiped with alcohol swabs. Is this really bad?
12-19-2005, 10:51 AM #2
did you use the same pin that u pulled out???
12-19-2005, 10:55 AM #3
i injected before i pulled it out, i figured its already in there might as well.
12-19-2005, 10:57 AM #4
You should be fine, just watch the area for infection if your worried.
12-19-2005, 11:05 AM #5
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you will know in the next few days. but for the most part you should be ok.
12-19-2005, 11:12 AM #6
its more important that your pin is sterile then your skin,your fine,relax.
12-19-2005, 11:15 AM #7
yeah pin is super sterile, i use a different pin to inject than i do to draw
12-19-2005, 02:59 PM #8
your probablly fine...theres worse things in life...just try not to do it again...
12-19-2005, 03:09 PM #9
I have gone months without using alcohol,
not the smatest but I have done it.
12-19-2005, 03:32 PM #10
I used to do it all the time. Nothing ever happened to me. My friend did get a wierd rash once. Thats all i ever heard about. The doctor gave him some pills to take for like a week or two.
12-19-2005, 03:35 PM #11
its not a big deal at all give ur bodies defense system a little more credit than that .
12-19-2005, 03:37 PM #12Associate Member
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The chances of getting an infection from not sterilizing the site is VERY slim. Like a 1 in a 100 if that. A dirty needle is another story of if you're just flat out a filthy dirty person.
12-19-2005, 03:44 PM #13
Actually I have read from someone who did a bacteria culture with 90% ethanol, that alcohol did very little in the way of killing any bacteria and that Hydrogen Peroxide was far superior. Strange I know considering just about everyone docs etc... Use alcohol swabs.
12-19-2005, 04:11 PM #14Member
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I have done thousands of injections and have never cleaned the area with alcohol swabs once and i have not had a problem, dont panic IMO it is not even neccesary.
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