I have an unknown sting that stays and hurts for

Patient

Q: I have an unknown sting that stays and hurts for the past two days.

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Doctor

A:   Hi.
Thanks for your query and the clear picture.

The picture shows the puncture site as black as the necrosed tissue and a large area of cellulitis around.
I would advise you the following:
Consult a Doctor and get a course of an antibiotic, antihistamine and oral steroid for a a few day.
Do not fondle the area.
If the string is inside the wound, it may have to be removed intact.
Take a injection of Tetanus toxoid.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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