red lines up arm dirty water, catfish barb in Palm
My step son, Ben Mack got stuck by a catfish Barb on saturday 2 june 2012. Sunday morning, Ben's Hand was swollen throbbing red, HOT, 5 red lines showing up his arm. Doctor said strong bad infection. Doxycycline and Leviaquin.
I know leviaquin is a strong Antibiotic. [ expensive, but good ].
To tell all the truth, he was crabbing and fishing on the community pier at the end of Maryland Avenue, Pasadena.
So he had chicken on his hands, and Magothy river water, and a minor catfish puncture. He did not have antibiotic handy.
He did not treat the puncture. By 9 pm his hand was throbbing. Seems quick for an infection to become that strong.
There were few crabs biting. He got there at 0930AM [ too late ].