I was cleaning my aquarium a few days ago and accidentally hit some echinoderm (I have a sea cucumber, brittle star, and sea urchin) and got a spine s...

I was cleaning my aquarium a few days ago and accidentally hit some echinoderm (I have a sea cucumber, brittle star, and sea urchin) and got a spine stuck inside my hand. It's been there for the last 3 days. I can not remove it without cutting into myself. It's right by my knuckle and it's all red but the center is yellowy pus and you can see a tiny spec of the spine. What the frick am i supposed to do?
Just leave it in there and wait for my body to push it out? It hurts a fricking lot

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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Iv had plenty of thorns and medium sized splinters get under my skin. Eventually the body will push it to the surface and you will be able to pull it out with tweezers that you cleaned with alcohol beforehand. Your parent's probably know this and are trying to prevent you from wasting a bunch of money to have a doctor tell you this and send you on your way without doing anything.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, exactly. Thank you. My dad told me that he's had this stuff and it'll just take care of itself naturally. And guess what, it did, the swelling is gone and I think it's out.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Or it'll cause sepsis or a cyst. Either way you'll lose function in your fingers. I hope you enjoy playing the piano with less fingers or one hand fatboy

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Hopefully he reads this and it wakes him up to the situation. Not a risk worth taking.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    These responses read like a bad LARP.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. OP is a fat american idiot who can't even be bothered to stick a sterilised sewing needle 5mm into his skin to get some tiny particle out, instead chooses to cry in a cat dog console war board to see if someone has any magic solutions that don't involve a tiny bit of pain or effort, because his stupid american fat ass can't tolerate either.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        For real

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    OP is going to die, God rest his soul

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    GO TO AN URGENT CARE CLINIC YOU moron. YOU NEED PROFESSIONAL HELP. YOU HAVE AN INFECTED WOUND FROM AN ANIMAL. YOU NEED TO GET IT REMOVED AND PROBABLY WILL NEED A COURSE OF ANTIBIOTICS. DO NOT FRICKING WAIT, INFECTED WOUNDS ARE SERIOUS.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      last time I went to an urgent care they didn't do anything and it was just a waste of money. What are they going to do? Cut me open and take it out and give me antibiotics? And what'll that cost like 500 dollars? Can't do it.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Im getting the vibe you and your family are a bit dense so let me break this down for you. You have a bit of an animal inside you. You need to remove it immediately and clean the wound with neosporin or some other over the counter antibiotic ointment. You should either use disinfected tweezers or any other small instrument. If you can't do this and/or the area keeps visibly getting worse you need to see a professional. If the wound is already leaking puss you've already waited too long and need to do something soon.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    sterilize a sewing needle and use it to dig it out yourself. Hydroperoxide / alcohol it afterwards. I've dug all sorts of splinters out my hands over the years using this method and it always works.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      this, OP
      it'll hurt though

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        If you won't do anything it will hurt even more and you might lose your limb

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          bro dont scare me like that thats not true
          i'm too scared to take it out myself, its so fricking tiny. its just an echinoderm spine, its not poisonous or venomous, just a bit of a spine.

          Im getting the vibe you and your family are a bit dense so let me break this down for you. You have a bit of an animal inside you. You need to remove it immediately and clean the wound with neosporin or some other over the counter antibiotic ointment. You should either use disinfected tweezers or any other small instrument. If you can't do this and/or the area keeps visibly getting worse you need to see a professional. If the wound is already leaking puss you've already waited too long and need to do something soon.

          It's not leaking pus but it's all yellow and raised and then outside of the yellow it's all red

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Frick anon are you legitimately mentally handicaped or something? DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND HOW INFECTIONS WORK?

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              there's a new page out btw

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Thank anon

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                best post itt

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            If you can see it you can pull it out.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              I can hardly see it, it's just a tiny little black spec inside there.

              https://i.imgur.com/hyJqOL6.gif

              Frick anon are you legitimately mentally handicaped or something? DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND HOW INFECTIONS WORK?

              cmon it doesnt look that bad

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                thats literally not how human flesh works, it cannot remove objects on its own, it just grows around it, you have to activity dig that sucker out

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Real talk: you probably have an infection, possibly a serious one.
            You really can get free medical care at hospital emergency departments in the US. There was a law passed in 1977 or something that says hospitals can't demand ID. You can just give them a false name and never pay the bill.
            Or just lose your finger/hand. Whatever works for you.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              they can refuse treatment if it's not an emergency

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      this, OP
      it'll hurt though

      This.

      https://i.imgur.com/AIKpIad.png

      I can hardly see it, it's just a tiny little black spec inside there.
      [...]
      cmon it doesnt look that bad

      You need to start digging or go to a hospital. It’s clearly lodged in pretty well so I wouldn’t count on it being pushed out on its own

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    you have to cut it out by a doctor, because its going to get infected or probably is

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I can't afford to go to the doctor my parents aren't letting me go

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        What are you, underage? Frick off.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Im 21

          >my parents aren't letting me go
          wtf kind of parents are those

          They said I should just wait until it comes out

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            You don't have a free healthcare in your country?

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Im in Weimarika

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                I don't even know where that is if I'm to be brutally honest with you. Google shows me Weimar in Germany.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous
              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                he's outing himself as an incel. OP i hope you have to amputate your hand

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Most intelligent american.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            you are 21 not 7, think for yourself

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >my parents aren't letting me go
        wtf kind of parents are those

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        why are you letting your parents dictate your life at 21? are americans eternal toddlers?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Lol he's probably not even 21 as he claims, look at his little hand.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            I have soft nimble fingers because I'm a pianist

            you are 21 not 7, think for yourself

            I am thinking for myself. It looks less bad today and isn't hurting nearly as much so I think I'm getting better

            Real talk: you probably have an infection, possibly a serious one.
            You really can get free medical care at hospital emergency departments in the US. There was a law passed in 1977 or something that says hospitals can't demand ID. You can just give them a false name and never pay the bill.
            Or just lose your finger/hand. Whatever works for you.

            I don't think so. how is it a serious infection when it looks better?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          This. OP is a fat american idiot who can't even be bothered to stick a sterilised sewing needle 5mm into his skin to get some tiny particle out, instead chooses to cry in a cat dog console war board to see if someone has any magic solutions that don't involve a tiny bit of pain or effort, because his stupid american fat ass can't tolerate either.

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          Who let reddWauf out of their containment board?

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