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Swollen hands due to latex paint injection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: General Health
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions

Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   well my grandpa injected latex paint into his hand wednesday
Doctor :   ok
User :   he went to the ER and they just prescribed him antibiotics and said the paint would just absorb into his body
Doctor :   ok
User :   today his hand is still swollen bad and when i did some research on it, fluid injection injuries are almost always requiring surgical intervention
Doctor :   ok
User :   should he go to a hand specialist? i find the latex absorbing into the system hard to believe
Doctor :   I will help you regarding this one
Doctor :   I need to know how much of paint has he injected
Doctor :   is it into the arm or forearm or hand proper
User :   well he accidentally bumped the knob so thats hard to say
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   haven't the ER doctors suctioned out the paint?
User :   i cant tell you an amount
User :   no they werent able to
Doctor :   Any foreign fluid will cause an inflammation and cause
Doctor :   swelling

Doctor :   anti biotics are the main stay
Doctor :   of treatmant
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