Wound with two puncture holes after fishing - Online Doctor Chats
User : I went out fishing two nights ago, on the arroyo. When i got home i layed down in my bed and my leg, right above my knee, touching the sheets hurt! Painfully! I got up and looked at it and it was swollen around the size of a coin dollar and in the middle was a small layer of skin missing! My dad looked at it and said there were two puncture holes in it! I don't have any symptoms except that i can't touch that area because it hurts bad. I put some benidril (itch releif) on it for the sweling, and that helped there... other then that it still hurts. When i walk that area throbs... i don't have any insurance so i didn't see a doctor. Do you know what it could be?
Doctor : hi
User : hi
Doctor : please give me few mins
User : ok
Doctor : iam going through your medical history
User : ?
Doctor : u need to rush to hospital immediately
Doctor : it could be snake bite or some insect bite, possible some allergic reaction as well
Doctor : u need to see a physician at the earliest
User : but i don't have any symptoms
User : and the hole isn't getting bigger either
Doctor : do u have swollen lips or breathing difficult or rashes all over the body
User : nope
Doctor : please do get a shot of tetanus toxoid
User : of what?
Doctor : if u had ur last shot of tetanus toxoid 6 months back
User : no, but i didn't poke anything rusty
Doctor : if ur hurt , and any open wound is there
Doctor : u need to get a shot of it
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