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What is the best way to treat a swollen thumb from fish gill prick better?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Puncture wounds from

Fish spines in fins or gills can be really serious.
A variety of marine bacteria can be at work including streptococcus iniae and aeromonas and no cholera vibrios. You ought to see a doc if the swelling continues or you have fever or chills.

In brief: Puncture wounds from

Fish spines in fins or gills can be really serious.
A variety of marine bacteria can be at work including streptococcus iniae and aeromonas and no cholera vibrios. You ought to see a doc if the swelling continues or you have fever or chills.
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