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Bacterial conjunctivitis is highly contagious, and infection control measures should be taught. These measures
include frequent hand washing and not sharing towels and washcloths regardless of the bleaching process. Options 2 and 3 are
correct treatment measures.
274. Insect in Ear
Insects that make their way into an ear often can be coaxed out using a flashlight or a humming noise. If this is
unsuccessful, then the insect must be killed before removal. Mineral oil or diluted alcohol is instilled into the ear to suffocate the
insect, which is then removed by means of an ear forceps. The mother should be instructed not to irrigate the ear or attempt to
remove the insect by using tweezers because this could damage the ear. If the mother is unsuccessful in coaxing the insect out of
the ear, she should be instructed to report to the clinic or the hospital emergency department.
275. Tonsillectomy After tonsillectomy, clear, cool liquids should be given. Citrus, carbonated, and extremely hot or cold liquids
should be avoided because they may irritate the throat. Red liquids should be avoided b...
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