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Treating Coral Infections
« on: October 14, 2014, 10:17:42 PM »
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  • Hiyo,

    I got a 1/4 inch little scrape, bailing out over a shallow coral reef, just enough to open the skin.

    24 hours later (and despite putting antiseptic 2x), the wound is red and swollen with little bumps starting to develop in a 2" radius around the wound.

    48 hours later those bumps are spread twice as wide and are showing up on my other, non-wounded hand.

    I seek treatment and get calamine lotion and antibiotic cream.

    But now, 72 hours later, I see the bumps spreading further along both hands, down past the wrist and itching.

    WTF

    Any tricks for rooting out coral infections? I went to the best clinic in Bali for this diagnosis and I feel like they may have been too relaxed.
    Wikipedia: "Over the next month, several M.I.L.F. commanders were tagged by government officials"

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    Re: Treating Coral Infections
    « Reply #1 on: October 15, 2014, 07:53:56 AM »
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  • In the tropics it's tough to keep a wound bacteria free, ISP always try to immediately clean a wound with limes but for you that time has passed.  That sounds like staph or"staphish" to me.  Good luck, probably going to need a pretty solid dose of antibiotics to kick it.
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    Treating Coral Infections
    « Reply #2 on: October 15, 2014, 09:58:55 PM »
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  • Smh
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    Re: Treating Coral Infections
    « Reply #3 on: October 15, 2014, 10:00:46 PM »
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  • Serously just living in west Africa and Ebola and but sure how to deal
    With coral ? Lime ... Antibiotic and soap .. Smh


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    Re: Treating Coral Infections
    « Reply #4 on: October 15, 2014, 10:07:31 PM »
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  • I've bad staph from Indo and you need to clean immediately and worst water is around places like Kuta / seminyak and canguu especilly where there are river mouths and everyone does laundry and dumps sewage into the river . I never got  Steph at G land but got bad infection in Bali .

    Staph ain't carp compared to the Ebola plague coming this way from where you just were


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    Re: Treating Coral Infections
    « Reply #5 on: October 23, 2014, 10:35:26 AM »
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  • yeah. picked it up at canggu. cleaned it, used all the right creams and stuff. as these bumps/blisters spread from one hand to the next the doctor prescribed cipro. i self-prescribed doxycycline, which seems to have done the trick. 200mg a day for 7 days now.

    somehow, i'd never surfed over coral before and totally underestimated the nature/intensity of the infection. thanks for the thoughts. and, yeah . . . Ebola's a bit grimmer. but my friends in Robertsport say the surf's firing and the waves are less crowded than ever ::)
    Wikipedia: "Over the next month, several M.I.L.F. commanders were tagged by government officials"