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Doctor insights on: Fishing Tips Saltwater Catfish

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Tell me about salwater catfish stings?

Tell me about salwater catfish stings?

Catfish: Some marine catfish can inflict envenomations via a dorsal spine ; pectoral fins. This can lead to significant pain ; inflammation. Treat by immersing area of bit in very hot water. Remove any spines w tweezers. Wound should be cleaned out. Irrigate with fresh water. Prophylactic antibiotics are indicated. Nsaid’s or tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used for pain. If you have not had a tetanus shot in the last. ...Read more

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Is whiting fish and catfish bad for gout?

Is whiting fish and catfish bad for gout?

NO: Diets are of limited benefit. Some meds make gout worse. Avoid alcohol. Beware of aspirin. Thiazide diuretics raise uric acid. You may be given a daily dose of Colchicine and/or allopurinal. ...Read more

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Will I lose weight with only eating shrimp & catfish?

Will I lose weight with only eating shrimp & catfish?

Well : If someone is on Adkins or all protein and fat type diet they do lose weight. Please see if position is you plan on doing this to make sure it's healthy for you ...Read more

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What does it mean when i always dream about fried catfish?

Do you like: Fried catfish? Sorry, dreams can't usually be accurately interpretted without the seeing them in the context of the patient's life. It may be worth exploring. ...Read more

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Will a catfish carcass have poison or bacteria in it?

Will a catfish carcass have poison or bacteria in it?

A.W Dr. Sturgis.: Many catfish also contain toxic venom. 'The venom of catfish is a complex composition of hemolytic, dermonecrotic, oedema-producing, and vasospastic factors and contains several amino acids, 5ht, 5-nucleotidase, and phosphodiesterase.' http://www.Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3634300/. ...Read more

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I was stabbed in my hand with a catfish spine what should I do to relieve the pain?

I was stabbed in my hand with a catfish spine what should I do to relieve the pain?

Medical Care.: Some marine ; freshwater catfish can inflict envenomations via a dorsal spine ; pectoral fins. This can lead to significant pain ; inflammation. Treat by immersing area of bit in very hot water. Remove any spines w tweezers. Wound should be cleaned out. Irrigate with fresh water. Prophylactic antibiotics are indicated. Nsaid’s or tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used for pain. If you have not had a tetanus shot. ...Read more

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I got a catfish barb stuck in my hand. It's really red and swelling up. I washed it well. Should I go to my doctor?

I got a catfish barb stuck in my hand. It's really red and swelling up. I washed it well. Should I go to my doctor?

Seek immediate care.: Some marine ; freshwater catfish can inflict envenomations via a dorsal spine ; pectoral fins. This can lead to significant pain ; inflammation. Treat by immersing area of bite in very hot water. Remove any spines w tweezers. Wound should be cleaned out. Irrigate with fresh water. Prophylactic antibiotics are indicated. Nsaid’s or tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used for pain. If you have not had a tetanus sho. ...Read more

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How come everytime I eat catfish with tatar sauce and sweet tea, I throw up and get diarrhea? It can be from any restaurant.

How come everytime I eat catfish with tatar sauce and sweet tea, I throw up and get diarrhea? It can be from any restaurant.

Catfish allergy?: Is very common. One way to find out if your allergy is a catfish allergy is to eat only catfish for a meal without any other food or tartar sauce. ...Read more

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Ate catfish felt weird, out of breath, felt like I would faint. Used epipen, (epinephrine) ems gave me oxygen. Allergyblood test said no allergy how can this be?

Ate catfish felt weird, out of breath, felt like I would faint. Used epipen, (epinephrine) ems gave me oxygen.  Allergyblood test said no allergy how can this be?

See allergist: Blood test is generally less sensitive than skin tests, thus I would urge you to consult an allergist. Rarely one may t be allergic to only one species of fish and thus testing with the actual catfish may be considered. If the fish was fried, it was likely contaminated with other foods particularly shellfish or crustacea. You need an allergist's help to sort this out. Carry epinephrine always. ...Read more

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Ate fried catfish now severe stomach pain that hurts through my back and hurts when push down on belly. What can it be?

Ate fried catfish now severe stomach pain that hurts through my back and hurts when push down on belly. What can it be?

Stomach problem: Catfish when fried and ingested can cause severe problems in activating a prepyloric ulcer in the lower stomach. Perforation is into the lesser sac behind the stomach. That area sits right over the pancreas and can initiate pain. Pressure here will initiate the symptoms further. If releasing pressure on the abdominal wall causes more pain, rebound is a sign of local peritonitis. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant & I feel sick after eating fried catfish & 2 mozzarella sticks I napped for a while & baby is moving like crazy. What could be wrong?

36 weeks pregnant & I feel sick after eating fried catfish & 2 mozzarella sticks I napped for a while & baby is moving like crazy. What could be wrong?

Probably nothing: Generally a baby in utero moving like crazy is not a problem- we worry much more when the baby does not move. Could be a coincidence or maybe your baby feels a little sick from the rick food too. I am sure it will pass. The homeopathic medicine nux vomica (available at health food stores) is safe & great for relieving reactions to eating the wrong thing. Avoid fried foods for now- eat healthy! ...Read more

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Can fishing help relieve stress?

Can fishing help relieve stress?

Of course: Like most activities, it depends on how one approaches it. Fishing can be very relaxing —except to the fish! — or it can be a tense and/or frustrating experience. Whatever the activity, gently avoid "shoulds", time pressure, harsh self-judgments, unflattering comparisons with others, etc. Focus on the here-and-now and give yourself time. ...Read more

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Does fishing have any health benefits?

Does fishing have any health benefits?

Absolutely: Yup. Many of the men that I treat for ptsd, fish. It allows them to have quiet time & to relax. They usually go to isolated places where they have alone time or they can go with buddies. It is quieting & they feel safe. Eating the catch of the day might enhance health as well. ...Read more

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What are some ways to keep stitches dry while fishing?

What are some ways to keep stitches dry while fishing?

Dressing: Water-proof dressings are available (Tegaderm, for example). Enjoy the fishing! ...Read more

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How long after surgery would it be safe for me to go fishing?

How long after surgery would it be safe for me to go fishing?

Ask your doctor: You have not mentioned what type of surgery so you need to ask your doctor. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is very into fishing and recently found a great spot an hour away so now I barely see him, how should I handle this?

My boyfriend is very into fishing and recently found a great spot an hour away so now I barely see him, how should I handle this?

Your relationship: I would suggest that when life hands you lemons you make lemonade. It's great that he has found a good fishing spot, and my advice is to be as supportive as you can. If you don't like going fishing but can enjoy being there, go. If you don't like being there at all, or cleaning fish, be supportive, help him have a good time and ask him to clean the fish before he brings them home! ...Read more

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How long after surgery is it safe for me to go fishing?

How long after surgery is it safe for me to go fishing?

Too vague...: What kind of surgery are you having? What type of fishing are you planning on doing? Your answer to those questions will give us an idea on how to properly answer yours. ...Read more

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The next day after I go fishing (freshwater) I develop body aches and a feeling of not being well and elevated body temp. Last for 2 to 3 days?

The next day after I go fishing (freshwater) I develop body aches and a feeling of not being well and elevated body temp. Last for 2 to 3 days?

Illness : Please go to the hospital. You may have aquired an infection if you drank the water, or ate a sick fish. There is a type of mycobacterium marinum or a giardia species that maybe causing a potential infection. ...Read more

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Keeping pulling out thick hard white strand out of my arm about 10mm long and about the diameter of light fishing line. Grows back every few weeks.

Keeping pulling out thick hard white strand out of my arm about 10mm long and about the diameter of light fishing line. Grows back every few weeks.

White strand: I am baffled by what it can be by the description given. Have you tried to see a doc in your area to discuss it with him? Unless you have already, I would. ...Read more

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How long after a ladd's procedure should I wait to go fishing?

How long after a ladd's procedure should I wait to go fishing?

When discomfort free: Should be safe after all postioperative pain has gone unless you had a large transverse muscle cutting incision, in which case need to discuss with your surgeon. Should not need a visit, email or telephone maessage should suffice. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons that my hand gets numb and tingly after dip netting and fishing?

What are possible reasons that my hand gets numb and tingly after dip netting and fishing?

Peripheral nerve: Could be nerve compression at wrist or elbow, which is exacerbated by the complex motions used for your netting and fishing. Most commonly this is carpal tunnel syndrome, but may be cubital tunnel. If it is more consistent or worsening, your doctor can help. ...Read more

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How do I ask for stronger medication without looking like I'm fishing for drugs?

How do I ask for stronger medication without looking like I'm fishing for drugs?

Just ask...: If a stronger medication is needed it is easily justified. Don't worry about it unless you ask all the time. ...Read more

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How long should I wait following a ladd's procedure before it is safe for me to go fishing again?

Fishing : Placing braces is a simple procedure without pain. The discomfort arises a few hours later when the pressure from the orthodontic appliances causes tooth sensitivity. Nothing except taking anti inflammatory drugs can make it better. So since fishing is very important and one may have limited opportunities to go fishing my opinion is to go fishing as soon as you can. ...Read more

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My son has a moderate to sever allergy to all fish and a mild allergy to tuna and shell fish, is he able to go fishing or have a fish tank?

Yes: If he has it after eating and not with touching, it is safe for him to go fishing. It is interesting to note that he only has a mild reaction to tuna since canned tuna was found in one study to be the least allergenic for those with fish allergy. Fish fume may cause reaction in those who works in fish factory. Ok for fish tank unless touching causes problem. Epinephrine is an absolute must. ...Read more

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I went fishing in a colder spring day wearing only a t-shirt. It was really cold. Now my chest is congested for 3 days. No fever, what could it be?

Chest congestion: I see you are young and on amoxicillin. First the cold weather fishing is not necessarily linked. You likely have a simple bronchitis, presuming you are not asthmatic or have other medical considerations. Since most bronchitis cases are viral, they usually do not require anti microbial therapy in an otherwise healthy person. Supportive care with expectorants is in order. Amoxicillin? Prob not. ...Read more

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I've been taking lortab 10 500mg took one at 10am and a half one at 12pm wanna drink 6 or more beers while fishing at bout 5pm today will it be safe?

I've been taking lortab 10 500mg took one at 10am and a half one at 12pm wanna drink 6 or more beers while fishing at bout 5pm today will it be safe?

Mixing Drugs: You do realize we are actually physicians here on health tap. Why would you be fishing if you are taking lortab. Lortab is for cancer pain and other severe pain conditions. It is not for routine pain in any sense of the word. Second, no one should absolutely not drink alcohol when taking lortab. Ever.

All the recent celebrity deaths when combining alcohol with opiates doesn't inform you? ...Read more

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Scheduled for my 2nd shoulder surgery in 3 weeks. 1st surgery = 100% rom no complications but it tore again while fishing. Why does it keep tearing?

Scheduled for my 2nd shoulder surgery in 3 weeks. 1st surgery = 100% rom no complications but it tore again while fishing. Why does it keep tearing?

SLOW down: If you had a repair of anything in the shoulder, it takes 8-12 weeks to heal, restore motion and strength enough to do certain activities. Sounds like you returned to activity way too soon. Something does not make sense- get a 2nd opinion ...Read more