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Cactus needles poisinous? I got stuck in the knuckle, instant intense pain, got the needle out; but finger is swollen, verypainful, cannot bend or straighten it.Help?!

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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Not

Not poisonous but probably infected joint.
Needs immediate treatment. Go to an emergency room now. This can be really dangerous.

In brief: Not

Not poisonous but probably infected joint.
Needs immediate treatment. Go to an emergency room now. This can be really dangerous.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Dr

Dr press answered your question half an hour ago, so hopefully, by time you read this you will have already been seen at the emergency room. Although cactus spines are not poisonous, it may be hard to remove spines that are hooked in shape.
An infection involving the finger can spread very rapidly down into the hand. Hand infections can be lead to permanent disability if they are not treated quickly.

In brief: Dr

Dr press answered your question half an hour ago, so hopefully, by time you read this you will have already been seen at the emergency room. Although cactus spines are not poisonous, it may be hard to remove spines that are hooked in shape.
An infection involving the finger can spread very rapidly down into the hand. Hand infections can be lead to permanent disability if they are not treated quickly.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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