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Resusing Syringes


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Old 08-29-2012, 11:39   #1
 
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Default Resusing Syringes

There was once a thread on reusing syringes. Although it is probably generally safe to reuse syringes, I think a problem might be that reusing syringes might deteriorate the insulin.

If you must reuse, then it might be advisable to use bleach to sanitize the syringes, rinsing thoroughly. Check an HIV website on how to sanitize syringes.

In an analogy, I have a tube of Bacitraycin Plus that I've been using for nearly twenty years. The nurse told me it would last forever, provided I used a Q Tip, rather than my fingers, to get the dab of medicine. She said fingers contaminate the entire tube.

Also, I never put my fingers in a pickle jar. It creates bacteria scum. I use a pair of chopsticks or a fork to grab a pickle out.

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