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Swollen knuckles and wrist after injecting self. Had septic emboli in lungs

Yes. My friend had an infection in his hand from an iv. He also used needles himself. His had between his knuckles n wrist swelled up huge. It s been like this for months n he can hardly move his are.. he has been to the doctor multiple times. At one point they told Jim he had a staph infection. I don t think they r even treating Jim any more. He was treated with septic embuli in his lungs when this first started.
Asked On : Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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Hello swollen knuckles and fingers have nothing to do with septic emboli.even then use a short course of antibiotic rules out this.i think it is due to self use of needles.use a serrotiopeptide along with diclofenac combination to decrease the swelling
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