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Old 10-28-2008, 11:51 AM   #1
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Question Red streaks

I noticed a red streak going up my entire forearm on Friday. Then another on Saturday. Both starting from my wrist area. Looks like my veins. I did not have any open sores or any indication of a bite. It seems to be disipating a bit. But I was in Mexico last week and came back on Tuesday night. Should I be worried?

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Old 10-28-2008, 01:17 PM   #2
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Re: Red streaks

It could be tetanus. Have you had a vaccine in the last 10 years? 8 if you received a cut or puncture wound, or animal bite? The red streak is a classic sign of blood poisoning, a.k.a. tetanus You just might want to see a doctor. I would.

Old 10-28-2008, 09:32 PM   #3
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Re: Red streaks

Call the ER if you haven't already seen a dr. You are describing blood poisoning in my experience. My son one night years ago showed me a little sore on his foot like a calius. I kind of blew him off. He then showed me a red streak up his leg. I knew what that meant. I called the ER and they said to get him over there right away. The dr put him on antibiotics and said if I had waited another day it would have spread to his groin and he would be in the hospital on an IV.

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