Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-30-2016, 11:41 PM   #1
froghunter
Pope & Young
 
froghunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bryan
Hunt In: anywhere
Default Docs, what eating a hole in my hand?

At first I thought it was a splinter or fish bone. Then it swole up to the point it hurt on the backside of my hand. After some diy bathroom surgery a ton of nasty white **** was removed. I drained it again last night and tonight. It looks to be in the meat below the skin layers. Any ideas?

Now that it's being drained it no longer hurts or is the bright red color it was. Draining, peroxide and antibacterial ointment seem to be helping.

And yes I will go see my doc if it don't heal up in a few days.
Attached Images
 
froghunter is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-30-2016, 11:43 PM   #2
silencer2011
Eight Point
 
silencer2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Henrietta, TX
Hunt In: Clay County
Default

I'm not a doctor, but sounds a lot like staph infection
silencer2011 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-30-2016, 11:43 PM   #3
ttaxidermy
Pope & Young
 
ttaxidermy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Brazoria county
Hunt In: Brady,McCulloch Cnty, Brazoria cnty, South Africa, Namibia
Default

DDr. Now. There are some nasty infections in this country these days....
ttaxidermy is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 12:07 AM   #4
Bigfootwolff
Eight Point
 
Bigfootwolff's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Katy,Texas
Hunt In: Anderson County, Colorado County
Default

Staph was my first thought. Sometimes if antibiotics don't kill it, the doc will need to go in and remove the infected tissue. I would definitely see a doctor, b/c there is some bad strains of bacteria out there. Any chance it could have been a spider bite?
Bigfootwolff is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 12:11 AM   #5
stickman
Pope & Young
 
stickman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: S.Texas
Default

Smear some mud on it for A few days.
stickman is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 12:23 AM   #6
TX_Kevin
Pope & Young
 
TX_Kevin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bryan, TX
Hunt In: Gillespie County
Default

Personally I'd be at Scott and White tomorrow morning in the ER to get that addressed. Infections today can get away from you in a hurry. In the future, think about what's coming up and get in there where sick leave will cover it at work, and you're not having to give up all day in the ER over a holiday weekend.
TX_Kevin is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 12:24 AM   #7
tex4k
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Big Lake TX.
Hunt In: Reagan, Upton, Crockett, and Uvalde counties
Default

Not a doc, but have had some sores very similar in the past, most came from getting a piece of metal shaving in there. Usually cleared mine up about the same way.
tex4k is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 12:44 AM   #8
Cajun Blake
Associate Sponsor
 
Cajun Blake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: SW Louisiana
Hunt In: public & pvt land
Default

agree with others... I'd at least go to a walk-in clinic ASAP to get a real diagnosis and possible Rx to fight any infection
Cajun Blake is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 01:05 AM   #9
stickman
Pope & Young
 
stickman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: S.Texas
Default

Just messing around earlier. I had a metal shaving in my palm from drilling holes in some plate. After a day or so my hand loooked very similar. I just dug around in there for abnormalies and healed up after a week or so.
stickman is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 01:34 AM   #10
SneakyPhil
Ten Point
 
SneakyPhil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Katy
Hunt In: LANWR
Default

You'll go blind if you keep it up!
SneakyPhil is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 01:47 AM   #11
LFD2037
Pope & Young
 
LFD2037's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Hunt In: Over yonder
Default

Doesn't look like staph to me. I think you got something in it, it got irritated to the point of pain and ****, you relieved it and now it's on its way to recovery. Looks to natural to be staph. It it starts to fester up again, I'd get it checked out. I'm not a Dr. but I did stay in a Holiday Inn last night.
LFD2037 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 04:00 AM   #12
60 Deluxe
Ten Point
 
60 Deluxe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Coke County
Hunt In: at home
Default

I don't give medical advice but I had something very similar about a week ago. I cut the top layer of skin off and poked around in the hole with my dirty pocket knife looking for a sticker or some other bit of foreign material. I did not find anything visible but it has now healed.
60 Deluxe is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 04:28 AM   #13
Atfulldraw
Pope & Young
 
Atfulldraw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hill Country
Hunt In: a high fence, southwest of DFW, Colorado
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 60 Deluxe View Post
I don't give medical advice but I had something very similar about a week ago. I cut the top layer of skin off and poked around in the hole with my dirty pocket knife looking for a sticker or some other bit of foreign material. I did not find anything visible but it has now healed.
This is usually my plan of attack....
Atfulldraw is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 04:43 AM   #14
Brazos Hunter
Pope & Young
 
Brazos Hunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Brazos County
Hunt In: Calhoun County
Default

I would pop in and see Beth at the COB Clinic.
Brazos Hunter is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 04:56 AM   #15
bam bam
Six Point
 
bam bam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: 14 yo bow hunter!
Hunt In: with LukeDuke (my dad)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tex4k View Post
Not a doc, but have had some sores very similar in the past, most came from getting a piece of metal shaving in there. Usually cleared mine up about the same way.


same


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
bam bam is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 06:41 AM   #16
gumbl3
Ten Point
 
gumbl3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: anna
Hunt In: muenster
Default

You're kind of along the lines of what the clinic is going to do. Drain, antiseptic, pack, antibiotics.

Personally I'd keep cleaning it up and roll with it a couple days
gumbl3 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 06:43 AM   #17
Bayouboy
Pope & Young
 
Bayouboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: League City
Hunt In: East Texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SneakyPhil View Post
You'll go blind if you keep it up!
Or, at least switch hands!
Bayouboy is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 06:51 AM   #18
sailor
Pope & Young
 
sailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Texas
Hunt In: Texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SneakyPhil View Post
You'll go blind if you keep it up!

or until you just need glasses.....
sailor is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 07:07 AM   #19
flywise
Pope & Young
 
flywise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Kempner,Tx
Hunt In: Blanco, Nacadoches,NewMexico,Colorado
Default

Looks to me like you solved the problem.
flywise is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 07:12 AM   #20
be12hunt
Ten Point
 
be12hunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Lake Jackson, TX
Hunt In: Montell, TX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 60 Deluxe View Post
I don't give medical advice but I had something very similar about a week ago. I cut the top layer of skin off and poked around in the hole with my dirty pocket knife looking for a sticker or some other bit of foreign material. I did not find anything visible but it has now healed.
You sure you're not a Dr because this sounds like good advice to me
be12hunt is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 07:30 AM   #21
El Forajido
Ten Point
 
El Forajido's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Cypress,TX
Hunt In: Any Tree stand in Texas ✭
Default

Couple of glasses of whiskey and you'll be fine
El Forajido is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 07:49 AM   #22
Tmag
Pope & Young
 
Tmag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tarkington Prairie, TX
Hunt In: Depends on the TPWD draw results!
Default

If it is staff you're gonna need something a lot stouter than home medications. Picc line is required to keep it from moving through the blood stream.
Tmag is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 07:56 AM   #23
Bowtech38
Ten Point
 
Bowtech38's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Belton
Default

Spray some brake cleaner in it or some gas thats what i do at work
Bowtech38 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 07:56 AM   #24
masonred
Six Point
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Lockhart
Default

A soak in hot water with Epson salt can't hurt. The warm water is going to increase blood flow and speed healing. my 2 cents!
masonred is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 08:10 AM   #25
BTLowry
Pope & Young
 
BTLowry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lindale
Hunt In: Behind the house and public in Texas; Kansas Unit 5
Default

Looks like the same kind of sore as on the Guinea worm thread to me
BTLowry is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 08:19 AM   #26
Goldeneagle
Pope & Young
 
Goldeneagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Allen, TX
Hunt In: Where ever I get a chance.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tex4k View Post
Not a doc, but have had some sores very similar in the past, most came from getting a piece of metal shaving in there. Usually cleared mine up about the same way.
Quote:
Originally Posted by stickman View Post
Just messing around earlier. I had a metal shaving in my palm from drilling holes in some plate. After a day or so my hand loooked very similar. I just dug around in there for abnormalies and healed up after a week or so.
This ^^^^^. Working in a machine shop, I get these on a regular basis. It doesn't take much of a shaving and sometimes you can't see it even when it comes out. I usually dig them out with an X-acto knife.
Goldeneagle is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 08:21 AM   #27
HotRod Hunter
Ten Point
 
HotRod Hunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Spring,Tx
Hunt In: Public Land and have a lease in Huntsville thats only good for riding four wheelers and camping
Default

I've had staph and it is NO fun. But when I got it I had swelling with pain in and around the area and had slight fever.
HotRod Hunter is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 08:45 AM   #28
huntresss
Ten Point
 
huntresss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Stonewall, OK via Denton, TX
Hunt In: Pontotoc, OK
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BTLowry View Post
Looks like the same kind of sore as on the Guinea worm thread to me
You're rotten for planting that seed! Lol
huntresss is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 08:47 AM   #29
BTLowry
Pope & Young
 
BTLowry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lindale
Hunt In: Behind the house and public in Texas; Kansas Unit 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by huntresss View Post
You're rotten for planting that seed! Lol
But it might make him get it taken care of
BTLowry is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 09:00 AM   #30
SaltwaterSlick
Pope & Young
 
SaltwaterSlick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BTLowry View Post
Looks like the same kind of sore as on the Guinea worm thread to me
AMPUTATE NOW!!!
SaltwaterSlick is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 09:26 AM   #31
White Falcon
Pope & Young
 
White Falcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Holly Lake Ranch
Hunt In: East Tx. and Anywhere I can!
Default

Looks like you have something stuck in your hand.
White Falcon is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 09:27 AM   #32
GarGuy
Pope & Young
 
GarGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Default

I think you got it all drained and clean. you will start healing up now. Unless...you are a Dutch boy.
GarGuy is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 09:36 AM   #33
sandbill
Six Point
 
sandbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Benbrook, TX
Hunt In: Montague County
Default

Brown recluse bite.
sandbill is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 09:40 AM   #34
Charles
Pope & Young
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Default

Soak it in beechnut spit
Charles is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 09:42 AM   #35
Warrant
Six Point
 
Warrant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: San Antonio
Default

Let us know what you find out. I am curious


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Warrant is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 09:43 AM   #36
Warrant
Six Point
 
Warrant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: San Antonio
Default

So far I think I would go the beechnut spit route. Seems to work everytime


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Warrant is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 09:57 AM   #37
cantexduck
Pope & Young
 
cantexduck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Florence,Texas/ Willamson
Hunt In: all over central Texas
Default

Highly doubtful it is staph. If it is a bacterial infection it will be mrsa. Go get some bactraband topical . If it doesn't work you will need some clyndimycin pills. That is if it is mrsa. Doesn't look like it to me though but you have been doing some digging in it. Treat it like it is infectious though. Keep it clean and covered and wash your hands a lot. Use anti bacterial body wash in the shower.
cantexduck is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 10:07 AM   #38
Moose
Ten Point
 
Moose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Paradise, TX
Hunt In: Wood/Wise County
Default

Put some Watkins Salve on it, it'll draw out whatever is in it and you'll be good in a few days.
Moose is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 11:49 AM   #39
huntingjunkie
Eight Point
 
huntingjunkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Rockwall County
Hunt In: TX & OK
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Atfulldraw View Post
This is usually my plan of attack....
Mine too. Probably irritated it a bit and made it sore poking around in there. I bet it heals up pretty quick. Based on the pic, it looks like you're on the backside of it.
huntingjunkie is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 12:11 PM   #40
philcam
Eight Point
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Default

Botfly larvae.
philcam is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 01:01 PM   #41
wow
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Sheridan
Hunt In: Colorado, Lavaca, and any where im invited
Default

Granny would soak in kerosene then wrap a rag around it.
wow is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 01:18 PM   #42
Javelin
Pope & Young
 
Javelin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lufkin
Hunt In: Northern Polk County on the river, Houston County
Default

I had a sore like that on my back one time. it started hurting so bad I could not sit stand or lay down without pain. went to the doc and found I had flesh eating bacteria. he said in two or three days I would have died he got me some high power meds and a week later I was all well
Javelin is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 02:10 PM   #43
J Sweet
Pope & Young
 
J Sweet's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: The Woodlands
Hunt In: Leon/Madsion County
Default

Herpes.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
J Sweet is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 03:51 PM   #44
super_dave
Pope & Young
 
super_dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Van
Hunt In: NW Smith County
Default

It's staphylococcus
super_dave is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 03:54 PM   #45
TalonErickson7
Ten Point
 
TalonErickson7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Atascocita, Tx
Hunt In: Looking to join a Lease.
Default

You haven't been around any high pressure hydraulic fluid have you?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
TalonErickson7 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 04:06 PM   #46
Man
Pope & Young
 
Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Casper,Tx
Hunt In: Nacogdoches,Tx
Default

Had a similair wound when I tried to lift a gar up from behind his gills and it ended up sending a gar scale peice down into my hand. That broke off.
My body did same thing and went full blown attack mode on the foreign enemy. But eventually after 2 weeks I had to get a safety pin
and dig it out myself.
Man is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 04:33 PM   #47
txfireguy2003
Pope & Young
 
txfireguy2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Temple
Hunt In: Burnet Co.
Default

I get the same thing all the time from cactus or mesquite needles. Usually takes a week or two to go away, but nothing big to worry about.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
txfireguy2003 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 12-31-2016, 06:09 PM   #48
Hawkpuppy 1
Ten Point
 
Hawkpuppy 1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kerrville
Hunt In: Texas
Default

Keep an eye on it. Knock off the peroxide. It actually inhibits new skin cell growth. Ok to clean with it once, but that's it.
Hawkpuppy 1 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-01-2017, 01:21 AM   #49
HoneyBee
Ten Point
 
HoneyBee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Wixon Valley,TX
Hunt In: The River/Lake
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BTLowry View Post
Looks like the same kind of sore as on the Guinea worm thread to me
Now I have to go look this up!!
HoneyBee is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-01-2017, 01:24 AM   #50
HoneyBee
Ten Point
 
HoneyBee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Wixon Valley,TX
Hunt In: The River/Lake
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Warrant View Post
Let us know what you find out. I am curious


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

It looks 10x better tonight a still a little swollen.
Finally listened to his wife and lanced it open (to drain) instead of the little hole he poked in it and he is using the cream we have from a couple years ago when the oldest son had a spot on his knee that turned out to be staph.
Not sure why he wouldn't let me lance it open but he finally got it done
HoneyBee is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com