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My 3 year old stepped on something and now there's a red line streaking up his ankle from the wound. What is this?
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In brief: See ur pediatrician
Could be a sign of infection, should be taken to his pediatrician asap.

In brief: See ur pediatrician
Could be a sign of infection, should be taken to his pediatrician asap.
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Dr. Christopher Pappas
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
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In brief: Be seen
It certainly sounds like an infection.
He needs to be seen immediately.

In brief: Be seen
It certainly sounds like an infection.
He needs to be seen immediately.
Dr. Gregory Hines
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Lymphangiitis or
"blood poisoning".
The infection, usually caused by streptococcus by may also be staphylococcus, has gotten into the lymphatic system & is spreading. Take child to fp or er asap for treatment to prevent further complications. Make certain child is up-to-date on tetanus immunizations.

In brief: Lymphangiitis or
"blood poisoning".
The infection, usually caused by streptococcus by may also be staphylococcus, has gotten into the lymphatic system & is spreading. Take child to fp or er asap for treatment to prevent further complications. Make certain child is up-to-date on tetanus immunizations.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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