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sEA aRKER wrote: »
got a small cut on my elbow I think from the boat (muddy,wet ,nasty) got enflamed in two days went to emergency room on 4th morning with a 104degree fever and was in o/room within about 30 mins. the Doc said if I had stayed home another day I probably would not have survived or at the least I would have lost my arm!
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“When you work in landscaping, you are going to get nicks like that on your skin,” she said. “Nothing like a huge major wound. When he was a kid, he was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. It’s been in remission for 10 years, or so we thought.”
Apparently a weak immune system was a contributor in this case.
There are all sorts of nasties in the marine enviroment in addition to vibrio. The initial wound treatment suggested for vibrio should work for all of them. They respond to different antibiotics though. So all wounds that become infected should be cultured ASAP.
There are some graphic pics at the end so beware..
My brotherinlaw has a leg that looks like that on both sides. Only thing we could figure was from the carpet of his bass boat ? He came within 12 hours of dying . It was close.
When I seen fitnast had a problem I knew it needed to be taken care of quick. Thank goodness it was.
Apologies for being graphic.
Be careful out there