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Wound with two puncture holes after fishing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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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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