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do I phone the doctor or not?

(5 Posts)
seekingwisdom4me Sun 29-Oct-17 02:23:10

Hi there, too worried to sleep.
I cut the hedge today and around 5pm was putting the off cuts into a trailer. I stupidly didnt wear gloves and got a jac at the side of my index finger. I checked for a thorn but nothing visible. I ignored it and about 2 hours ago I saw a blue vein appear going up finger from the sting site towards the main body of my hand. Now my whole finger is stingy. I am slightly worried about sepsis. Any thoughts?

barkingfly Sun 29-Oct-17 02:32:28

Call now.

seekingwisdom4me Sun 29-Oct-17 03:01:05

Thanks, just did. smile Spoke to nurse who established no tracking, inflamation or pus, then said wait till 9am and reassess but to phone immediately if anything else/other symptoms appear.
I am so going to wear gloves in future. (I am petrified of needles).

Themummy76 Sun 29-Oct-17 09:32:02

Sounds like brushing in the vein to me

Themummy76 Sun 29-Oct-17 09:32:20


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