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    After administering antibiotics to ball python have you ever poked yourself?

    After administering antibiotics to ball python have you ever poked yourself with the needle by mistake?
    If yes what did you do in such cases?

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    No, & sorry for laughing, but I can totally see it happening, especially when you're not that comfortable giving injections.

    In an abundance of caution, I would call my local physician & tell them what happened, & tell them what your snake is being treated for- that's important, as some things are zoonotic (able to be shared between humans & animals). In ALL LIKELIHOOD you'll be just fine, with no issues at all, but there's always a chance of you acquiring an infection, either localized or systemic, so stay alert for any symptoms such as redness or swelling at the site of your jab, or general malaise & fever.

    And if you're planning to re-use the needle for your snake, it must be thoroughly sterilized now, so your snake doesn't get something from YOU.
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    And for the "next time":

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