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I have an unknown sting that stays and hurts for

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

 

 

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Doctor: 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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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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