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I had acupuncture for the first time and where needles

Patient: I had acupuncture for the first time and where needles were placed in my lower back/spine area there are raised red marks from the needle and tenderness. Should I be concerned for an infection?

 

 

Doctor: Hi.Thanks for your query.The redness at the puncture site can be due to a minimal infection.Yes, you should be concerned for the possible infection and ask for an antibiotic for a few days.Ask the Acupuncturist to use sterile needles and make the skin sterile by applying spirit or so.I hope this will help to get the problem resolved.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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