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?
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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