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Old 7 August 2019, 19:53
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The hospital was nice enough to give me staph on my second back surgery. Not something to mess around with. Be proactive if it doesn't improve quickly.
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Old 7 August 2019, 20:42
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Those infections are nasty. Glad you got it looked at so quick. I missed a five day hunt many seasons ago as my left leg got infected. It was ugly and painful. Have no idea how it happened but the red streak ran up my inner thigh from my knee....
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Old 7 August 2019, 21:06
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Wait... They advised you that you had a staph infection in your bone/joint space? And then they only gave you oral antibiotics? What did they give you?
If you have a joint infection you should be on some IV antibiotics at best my friend. Surgical debridement if that doesn't work.

I imagine they are thinking since the little puncture wounds that it's covered by Cipro or Levofloxacin... If that isn't better pronto or you have any signs of worsening infection like fever, rashes, increased pain, etc you need to jam back over to the ER. Do not take this lightly. Godspeed.
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Old 8 August 2019, 12:11
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couple things it could be....including herpetic whitlow.,
Damn, herpes of the finger. Get better soon.
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Old 8 August 2019, 16:13
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Just to piggyback on the staph, not a doc but we had a memorable case up here in which a young man went from apparently completely healthy to very seriously ill in a very short time, requiring a helicopter hoist pickup and transport to the ICU to save his life. Same thing as Gsniper had, post surgical staph infection but in his knee. He did OK in the end but almost lost his leg. That shit is no joke, keep a close eye on it boss.
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Old 8 August 2019, 20:21
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Just to piggyback on the staph, not a doc but we had a memorable case up here in which a young man went from apparently completely healthy to very seriously ill in a very short time, requiring a helicopter hoist pickup and transport to the ICU to save his life. Same thing as Gsniper had, post surgical staph infection but in his knee. He did OK in the end but almost lost his leg. That shit is no joke, keep a close eye on it boss.
Heading back to ER in the morning. Thanks Brother.
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Old 8 August 2019, 20:28
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Get a couple of grams of Rocephin IV, repeat the next day, continue oral antibiotics. ..


Anyway, that's what a little gnome told me :)
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Old 8 August 2019, 21:15
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Staph infection.
That shits no joke. I had a staph infection in my spine two years ago; hospitalized me for a week and I was on a PICC line for three months. I hope you get better soon.
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Old 8 August 2019, 23:03
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Let us know. I am interested to see the follow up.
You’re in for some heavy duty antibiotics.
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Old 11 August 2019, 00:21
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Get a needle heat the tip up then stick The two white dots with it. before you do that bite down on a stick hard. It might help or not.
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Old 11 August 2019, 19:27
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Im afraid you might have leprosy Sir.

All good thoughts your way...

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Old 11 August 2019, 20:51
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My right index finger is swollen to the extent that I cannot open it fully, nor can I close it. I see a couple of white dots over the knuckle.

No recent trauma to the finger

What might be the fix?
After reading all the reply of what it might be
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Old 14 August 2019, 15:23
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Holy Cow !! My first thought was take it out of your butt before you sit down. I must be losing my mind.

I do hope it heals. Finger joint pain is terrible.

I think I'm in 'that 10% on this thread".
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Old 15 August 2019, 00:21
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How did the follow up go CPT? All ok?
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How did the follow up go CPT? All ok?
Nothing resolved yet.
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Old 16 August 2019, 13:52
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Just amputate (You have 3 other fingers), take some Motrin and shake it off. You'll be fine in the morning.

Seriously though... God Speed to you Capt.
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Old 4 September 2019, 20:36
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I am seeing a hand specialist on the 16th.

In the interim this is what they think.


Pseudogout (SOO-doe-gout) is a form of arthritis characterized by sudden, painful swelling in one or more of your joints. These episodes can last for days or weeks. The most commonly affected joint is the knee.

Also called calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease or CPPD, the common term "pseudogout" was coined for the condition's similarity to gout. Crystal deposits within a joint cause both conditions, although the type of crystal differs for each condition.

It isn't clear why crystals form in your joints and cause pseudogout, but the risk increases with age. Treatments can help relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

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Symptoms
Pseudogout most commonly affects the knees. Less often, wrists and ankles are involved. In many cases, there are no symptoms. However, during a pseudogout attack, the affected joints are usually:

Swollen
Warm
Severely painful
When to see a doctor
Make an appointment with your doctor if you have sudden, intense joint pain and swelling.

Causes
Pseudogout has been linked to the presence of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals within the affected joint. These crystals become more numerous as people age, appearing in nearly half the population older than age 85. But most people who have these crystal deposits never develop pseudogout. It's not clear why some people have symptoms and others don't.

Risk factors
Factors that can increase your risk of pseudogout include:

Older age. The risk of developing pseudogout increases with age.
Joint trauma. Trauma to a joint, such as a serious injury or surgery, increases your risk of pseudogout in that joint.
Genetic disorder. In some families, a predisposition for developing pseudogout is hereditary. These people tend to develop pseudogout at younger ages.
Mineral imbalances. The risk of pseudogout is higher for people who have excessive calcium or iron in their blood or too little magnesium.
Other medical conditions. Pseudogout has also been linked to an underactive thyroid gland or an overactive parathyroid gland.
Complications
The crystal deposits associated with pseudogout can also cause joint damage, which can mimic the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.


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Old 4 September 2019, 21:46
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My dad had the same thing in his wrists... took cortisone injections and seems to be better now.
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Old 4 September 2019, 23:52
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I am seeing a hand specialist on the 16th.

In the interim this is what they think.


Pseudogout (SOO-doe-gout) is a form of arthritis characterized by sudden, painful swelling in one or more of your joints. These episodes can last for days or weeks. The most commonly affected joint is the knee.

Also called calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease or CPPD, the common term "pseudogout" was coined for the condition's similarity to gout. Crystal deposits within a joint cause both conditions, although the type of crystal differs for each condition.

It isn't clear why crystals form in your joints and cause pseudogout, but the risk increases with age. Treatments can help relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

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Book: Mayo Clinic Guide to Pain Relief
Show More
Symptoms
Pseudogout most commonly affects the knees. Less often, wrists and ankles are involved. In many cases, there are no symptoms. However, during a pseudogout attack, the affected joints are usually:

Swollen
Warm
Severely painful
When to see a doctor
Make an appointment with your doctor if you have sudden, intense joint pain and swelling.

Causes
Pseudogout has been linked to the presence of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystals within the affected joint. These crystals become more numerous as people age, appearing in nearly half the population older than age 85. But most people who have these crystal deposits never develop pseudogout. It's not clear why some people have symptoms and others don't.

Risk factors
Factors that can increase your risk of pseudogout include:

Older age. The risk of developing pseudogout increases with age.
Joint trauma. Trauma to a joint, such as a serious injury or surgery, increases your risk of pseudogout in that joint.
Genetic disorder. In some families, a predisposition for developing pseudogout is hereditary. These people tend to develop pseudogout at younger ages.
Mineral imbalances. The risk of pseudogout is higher for people who have excessive calcium or iron in their blood or too little magnesium.
Other medical conditions. Pseudogout has also been linked to an underactive thyroid gland or an overactive parathyroid gland.
Complications
The crystal deposits associated with pseudogout can also cause joint damage, which can mimic the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.


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Have them check your kidney's for calcium an Liver checked

You could have a problem as to where they are not filtering right. This is caused by what you eat or drink

Reason I know this is my wife before she passed away had gout.

It affected different parts of her body at times the hands or her knees

The best think to do is drink a lot of water.

make a list of what you eat/drink at every meal.

I for got what my wife took when it flared up but I would give her 2 pills at the start an one later if needed.

This is what she took colchicine 0.6 mg capsule it worked for her.

Anything like an oranges, lime's that type of food can cause a proble also spices hot type.
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