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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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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.
 
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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.
 
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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
 
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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.
 

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

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but thats if you like them, unlike me :lol:
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
 
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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
 

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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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Guys dont mess around with infections from tanks, there are some really nasty bacteria that live in our systems, see a doc.
Agreed so Flame, I hope you not reading this becuase you are in the car on the way to the doc
 

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