Wounded by a coral

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by mango, 14 May 2007.

  1. mango

    mango

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    hi all

    just a quick question

    i was busy with my sps 5 days ago and a piece of sps stabbed me and i bleed quite a bit. my hand is now very red in the joint and muscle betwwen thumb and palm. its a bit swollen red and very sore. what should i do
     
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  3. Galibore

    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    Go see a GP and tell him about it. It could just be a bacterial infection. Don't know if it may be poison, doubt it.

    IMO never mess around with an infection.
     
  4. Smithers

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    Whenever I graze myself on coral while diving it does the same thing. Takes ages to heal. I am not sure if it is from the mucus on the coral. See a gp though.
     
  5. Copperband

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    go see the doc its either secondary infection or you are allergic to something on the SPS.
     
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  7. Elrond

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    flame_angel,

    A little story for you.

    I went surfing early January and while climbing over some rocks to get to some nice rolling swell I slipped and knocked my knee against a rock, continuing along my merry way I enjoyed a reasonable surf for 2 hours, apon trying to exit the water I found it hard to move the knee without grimacing. 2 days later I was in hospital with a rather large bacterial infection. 4 weeks later they cut the knee open and found a small piece of shell stuck in there.

    The knee is still sore.

    Go see a doctor now. :p

    -E
     
  8. Bob the (reef)builder

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    When I was stung on the finger by my Elegance through an existing cut. It took over 6 months for the swelling to go down completely.

    Even had a red line going up my arm for a while.

    I just left it but I don't think it was a good idea. Can get anti alergy stuff etc, from GP.
     
  9. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    go see a doc quick.remember once while diving,a urchin peareced my flipper and entered my toe and broke in there.the urchin remained there for about a month.i hate docs.didnt go!suffered for a few weeks but luckily my toe was saved hehe
     
  10. Kanga

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    Good advice Elrond, FLameAngel, go to the DOCTOR NOW OK???
     
  11. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    but thats if you like them, unlike me :lol:
     
  12. Kanga

    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hell i hate them, always " yada yada yada loose weight, stop drinking eat healthier", man i know it why must they tell me?

    But F Angel, go now, rather safe, more than likely nothing but hey rather safe than sorry
     
  13. Ridwaan

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    I really need to get myself some heavy duty industrial gloves..The ones that go till the shoulder...hehehe

    Go see the Doctor Bru...You never know
     
  14. Mekaeel

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    wonder if sps have any toxins that can really cause harm other than someting that a person can be allergic to.
     
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    Guys dont mess around with infections from tanks, there are some really nasty bacteria that live in our systems, see a doc.
     
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    guess we just have to take the precaution and start using gloves.im sure standard crayfish gloves are fine.i use it while diving and it gives me a good grip on a rock when a surge decides to hit.
     
  17. Kanga

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    Agreed so Flame, I hope you not reading this becuase you are in the car on the way to the doc
     
  18. Galibore

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    I use the dishwasher gloves. Not sure if it's reef safe but they work lekker, nice and thick. I'm also looking for those that go up to the shoulder.
     
  19. Mekaeel

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    hope its only used in the tank ;)
     
  20. goldfish

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    Sheez ... a whole urchin? Your toe must be big :lol:
     
  21. mango

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    only going to doc at 3. so hopefully my hand will still b whole... dont stress kanga
     
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