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Hi, I was wondering if anyone could offer some advice. 10 days ago whilst pruning a bush I got a thorn go into my middle knuckle of my idex finger. I pulled it out and washed the tiny puncture. Within an hour it was swollen and stiff. I went to a&e the next morning and was given a course of anti biotics in case it went bad. Once they were complete (after 7 days) it is still swollen and bruised. A repeat visit to the doctors came yesterday and I was advised it could take a while to subside. Has anyone else experienced this and if so any advice on what to do.....other than wait? It’s not infected but is mighty painful. I’ve attached a pic of the offending bush.

 

Thanks in advance 

Billy 

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Cheers Steve,

 

Yeah I got it all out. It went through the glove. First experience of this as I normally work with paving not bushes and trees haha.

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Cheers Steve,

 

Yeah I got it all out. It went through the glove. First experience of this as I normally work with paving not bushes and trees haha.

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Black thorn is a basteward for that .

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You could try a good dollop of Magnesium Sulphate paste(get it from the chemists) under a plaster or bandage overnight. It's very good for drawing out anything that is left in there. :)

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A good old fashioned poultice then felix

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27 minutes ago, htb said:

A good old fashioned poultice then felix

Similar, but the paste works all through the night long after a poultice would be cold.

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