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Fishing Tips Saltwater Catfish
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. Nsaids or tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used for pain. If you have not had a tetanus shot in the last. ...Read more
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
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
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. Nsaids or tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used for pain. If you have not had a tetanus shot. ...Read more
I have a severe allergy to fish suck as catfish and cod. Can I still swim in the ocean or a lake? I'm going to Hawaii next year so I need to know.
Fish allergy: Discuss with your allergist who knows you best. You don't want to "swim with the fishes" if leads to "swim with the fishes". ...Read more
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. Nsaids or tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used for pain. If you have not had a tetanus sho. ...Read more
How come everytime I eat catfish with tatar sauce and sweet tea, I throw up and get diarrhea? It can be from any restaurant.
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
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
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
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
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
Dressing: Water-proof dressings are available (Tegaderm, for example). Enjoy the fishing! ...Read more
Omega 3: Wikipedia this. Or we can chat and I can help you find out. ...Read more
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
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?
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
Yes: Shouldn't be a problem. Don't forget your life preserver. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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