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  • Got pricked with vaccination needle

    I was stuck yesterday with a needle containing either West Nile or Potomac Fever vaccination. My finger is now streaked up to the first knuckle. Do I need to go to the urgent care center? thanks for the reply

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    Originally posted by workinggirl View Post
    I was stuck yesterday with a needle containing either West Nile or Potomac Fever vaccination. My finger is now streaked up to the first knuckle. Do I need to go to the urgent care center? thanks for the reply
    What are you waiting for? If your finger falls off you'll have a hard time holding the reins. Get in the car and go to the emergency room now!!! It's probably just a reaction to the serum but why take chances? Better to check it out now than wait until the problem becomes bigger. I don't mean to be harsh, but don't take any chances with your health.
    Last edited by JanM; May. 23, 2010, 02:05 PM.
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    • #3
      I'd go just to be safe, especially with the streaking.

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      • #4
        Yes. Immediately.

        Streaking is not good.
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        • #5
          Get thee to a doctor!

          Hope you're okay.
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          • #6
            Go to ER NOW!! and be sure to take the package the vaccine came in with you. Let us know how you are.

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            • #7
              I hope she's already there. The streaking really worries me.

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              • #8
                Are you at the doctor now? Please update when you can!

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                • #9
                  I've had all sorts of vax sticks over the years with no reaction. I'm all set for Lepto.

                  BUT, the streaking is the worry.

                  Please let us know when you are home from Urgent Care.
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                  • #10
                    Update?

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                    • #11
                      yikes!
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                      • #12
                        wow! I've got myself twice and freaked out both times.

                        I got myself with a rabies vaccine and I convinced my self I was rabid until a friend told me you can't get rabies from the vaccine.. duh

                        hope for a good update!
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by pintopiaffe View Post
                          I've had all sorts of vax sticks over the years with no reaction. I'm all set for Lepto.

                          BUT, the streaking is the worry.

                          Please let us know when you are home from Urgent Care.
                          I'm still quite healthy as well...
                          I only had a bit of swelling/localized redness, but streaking doesn't sound good. Hope everythings ok...

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                          • #14
                            Scary... please go to a doctor. Hope all turns out well.

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                            • #15
                              I've worked in research for 10 yrs. I'm now immunized against all sorts of things. I treat it just like with any other puncture wound. If you get streaking it is usually a sign of bacterial infection not necessarily caused by something in the vaccine.

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                                I'm sure it's nothing but I would still go get it checked out. Much better safe than sorry
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by pintopiaffe View Post
                                  I've had all sorts of vax sticks over the years with no reaction. I'm all set for Lepto.

                                  BUT, the streaking is the worry.

                                  Please let us know when you are home from Urgent Care.
                                  Yep. I'm all set for BVD and PHF lol.
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                                  • #18
                                    Well it was me ...a NURSE who actually got stuck by either a WNV or Potomac Horse fever needle. I do know better and perhaps I should have taken it more serious. ALL IS WELL. My finger only swelled very slighly but it did get streaked from the joint down to the knuckle w/ the joint and knuckle slightly stiff. I had vaccinated the boys several days before and was just getting around to straightening up and went to take the needles off and ..ooppps. Continued to clean and then stack hay...usual farm duties. Happened Sat afternoon and today Mon I called my DR. and of course he was like go to the ER... so off I go...no blood work ...nothing...got a Tetanus shot. The key is that the vaccines are made with killed virus..that makes all the difference. Thanks for all the concern....jeeze...what was I thinking...how would I be able to hold the reins! My friend loves to ask the COTH bloggers opinion on everything.
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                                    • #19
                                      We get inoculated with far worse things when we scratch ourselves on crud around the barn. Clean it, watch it, don't panic. You're not going to "catch" anything from a horse vaccine.
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                                      • #20
                                        A couple years back I was pulling up a dose of Banamine for the doc. I had unsheathed the needle (mistake) and then reached to get the bottle. I switched hands with the syringe, from right to left hand, then ***gulped*** as I stood there with the 3" needle going in the palm of my left hand and the tip of the needle appearing between my middle finger and ring finger on the upper side. No pain but my eyes told my brain "We have an error, abort the mission, error." I pulled out the needle, walked in the office and said "pssst Doc, I think I'm going to faint." His first words were "was there anything in the syringe?"...."Nope", whew.

                                        I don't know why I unsheathed that darn needle before having the product bottle out....but you only make that mistake once.

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