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Risk of serious infection.

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by leslie10152, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. leslie10152

    leslie10152 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    20170623_212209.jpg I snagged my finger on a prawn spike today. The wound is 2.5 inches long and has gone deep in three places. After 4 hours it is intensely painful, so I need to get this checked ASAP!! Prawn spikes can carry some very nasty bacteria, so I need to ensure there is no potential for serious infection. I have already been down this road previously.
     
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    Dairygrade Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hope you get this sorted Leslie 10152 sounds nasty ?
     
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    covknit Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    definitely get it checked. I had a cat claw cut the length of my little finger and my dn left me in no doubt I should have seen her straight away. Happily I have had the tetanus jab has routine for years. Always worth keeping that up to date.
     
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    leslie10152 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Very painful, that what concerns me.
     
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    leslie10152 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Prawns can cause a variety of infections, one of the best known is Fish Handler's disease. It is difficult to treat and has long term effects.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Best to get it looked at and treated if needed. I have had a few nasty infections, last was a piece of bamboo lodged in my arm from gardening, it emerged after 20 days like something from a horror film( didn't know it was in there, I have small scar, but it cleared up well in the end. Also cat bite and claw stuck in my hand from my elderly cat when grooming him, a nasty infection.
    Good luck.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    When are you having it seen @leslie10152 ?
    Hopefully some quick pain relief too.
     
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    leslie10152 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tomorrow. Its not swelling but very sore to touch. I'll let everyone know the outcome.
     
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    keitjones I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hope you feel better soon.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Make sure you don't get that White Spot disease that is infecting Queensland Prawns.
     
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    Sounds like no fun at all. Hope thats quickly sorted out.
     
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