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What has happened to DPs arm

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Winterfellismyhome Mon 23-Sep-19 17:57:29

Dp did tough mudder yesterday and cut his hand. It now has pus in it and a red line has spread up his arm. Im concerned that its infected because of the mud. Any advice?

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minesagin37 Mon 23-Sep-19 17:58:49

Red line spreading up arm= phlebitis. He needs antibiotics. See doctor. ( I'm a nurse).

Egghead68 Mon 23-Sep-19 18:06:58

Just had same problem. Agree needs antibiotics from doctor (I am in 7-day course).

BoreOfWhabylon Mon 23-Sep-19 18:17:23

It's definitely infected but the red line is lymphangitis, not phlebitis. Means the infection is spreading through the lymph vessels.

He needs to be seen asap. Don't wait until tomorrow.

GrandmaSharksDentures Mon 23-Sep-19 18:18:52

Yep, an infection in the tissue is tracking up his arm. Urgent care centre or A&E this evening

minesagin37 Mon 23-Sep-19 18:19:19

@BoreOfWhabylon yes seems to be more extensive. Either way though- doc.

Justgivemesomepeace Mon 23-Sep-19 18:22:26

I had a red line going up my arm once. Needed anti biotics.

nocoolnamesleft Mon 23-Sep-19 18:33:41

Needs antibiotics tonight.

NeedAUsernameGenerator Mon 23-Sep-19 18:38:18

Get seen today, it will need antibiotics straight away.

Winterfellismyhome Mon 23-Sep-19 19:43:34

Thanks all. Hes at the hospital now

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BoreOfWhabylon Mon 23-Sep-19 20:32:23

That's good. Let us know how he gets on.

EKGEMS Tue 24-Sep-19 15:41:26

Just started antibiotics myself for cellulitis from a spider bite on my leg. That's what his arm looks like to me

Winterfellismyhome Tue 24-Sep-19 19:26:22

Thanks everyone!

He was given antibiotics. The Dr said its a tissue infection

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