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Small Piece of Cotton in My Vial?


#1

I have a 20ml sterile vial where i transfered all my gear from amps. Due to the fact that i have a small chunk of rubber on the bottom (luckily it's stuck so it doesn't move) that i got while pinning the stopper at an angle i check my vial VERY carefully under a light spot.

I'm wiping the stopper with a cotton ball soaked in alcohol and i noticed that strings/fibers remain on the stopper when alcohol dries out, i also spotted a string of cotton in my gear and i fished it out. Probably got pushed by the needle through the rubber stopper.

What should i use to vipe the vial top then?

Should i use sterile gauze pads soaked in alcohol? they look like this http://www.sensicare.ro/image-thumbnail-500x500-upl/uplphoto/-produse_662_17615.jpg

Presoaked Alcohol pads are pretty expensive locally : $5 10 pads.


#2

Don't know where you are from, but I can get 100 alcohol pads in sealed wrappers for a couple of bucks at a Walgreens. They work great for both swabbing the area to inject as well as the vial top.


#3

I'm from Romania, i dont know why but alcohol pads are rare and expensive, everybody uses cotton wool.


#4

You could buy alcohol pads on the internet or buy sterile bandage gauze and soak it in alcohol.


#5

Or, just dip the vial top in alcohol.