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After you do a blood test, how do you stop your finger from bleeding?

      I put on a bandaid  
  8%   (58)  
      I use a cotton ball or gauze  
  33%   (239)  
      I press on the finger  
  18%   (133)  
      I suck on the finger  
  24%   (174)  
  16%   (119)  

After you do a blood test, how do you stop your finger from bleeding?

Poll dates: August 8 - 15, 1999
Total Votes: 723

Many parents use small "spot" bandages to cover finger sticks in children with diabetes. Adults and older kids, however, aren't usually interested in having bandages on their fingers. One-third of our respondents report using a cotton ball or gauze to absorb the blood from a blood test. Others press or suck on their finger to stop the bleeding. However you do it, the important thing is to test your blood sugar.

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