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Forgot to rinse the aplicator is this BAD?

My son has a fever, and I gave him tylentol. After doing so, I forgot to rinse the plunger/applicator. I want to know if there's something bad that can come of this..I really hate to toss it, it's half full.
May seem like a silly question, but I did hear some place that it can cause harmful bacteria?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:29 PM on Apr. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Most fevers are caused by a viral infection so it's not no

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:32 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • Anon, many viruses are contagious... the cold, the flu, are viruses. But I don't think there's any issue with using the applicator again. I don't think a virus will survive in the bottle of tylenon. What would rinsing really do, anyway. We never rinse ours. But I wouldn't give it to your other child right away, just in case. I wouldn't toss the bottle.

    Answer by EmilySusan at 2:44 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • I've done that a few times w/o any problems. Should be fine.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:46 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • I use to do it often. My son doesnt use the applicator anymore just the little cups. But he's not deathly ill or anything. Completely healthy three year old =]

    Answer by mommykayti at 2:54 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • Hmmm. I never even once thought to rinse the eyedropper.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:27 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

  • If you not sure , senitize it!

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:08 PM on Apr. 7, 2009

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