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Old 03-16-2005, 08:49 PM
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last summer me and deddy got into a mess of hybrids one night at the hill. my fingers got pretty tore up from digging my hook out of fishes mouths.of course i showed off my battle scars while bragging to my friends, but it has almost been a year and on the spot on one of my fingers where it was scraped up, i now have a nasty looking raised scare that stays dry and scaley, and several little small wart like bumps have formed around it.what is up with that? do the fish have some kind of toxins in the bristles of their mouths? where the arrow is, is where i have developed the scar.
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Old 03-16-2005, 09:25 PM
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Are you sure them weren't gar ?? Long snout ?? Real teeth??

Mercury poisoning ??

I can't wear gold or I get a terrible rash that takes ages and lots of ointment to heal.
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Old 03-16-2005, 09:30 PM
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no they were hybrid. that was after digging the hook out of about 20 deep hooked fish.
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Old 03-16-2005, 09:39 PM
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http://www.vims.edu/myco/FAQ.html#Human
There was an article in the NSBA magazine last year about some disease that stripes were getting and that it could be passed on to humans. I am not sure if this link is to it but I will try and find the magazine article and get back w/ you.
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Old 03-16-2005, 09:55 PM
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I don't know but you might want to get a set of pliers to help you out from now on. Mine used to get tore up, but not red, and I finally made sure that I had a set with me at all times.
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Old 03-16-2005, 10:12 PM
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i got a set but i can get the hook out better if i stick my finger all the way in it's belly and push down on the curve of the hook and pop it loose. a lot of times it's hooked so deep you can't hardly see the hook.
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Jay,
Is that picture taken recently (a year after the fact) or just after you caught the fish? If that's a recent pic I'd be getting to a doctor pronto!
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Old 03-16-2005, 10:21 PM
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http://www.vims.edu/myco/FAQ.html#Human
There was an article in the NSBA magazine last year about some disease that stripes were getting and that it could be passed on to humans. I am not sure if this link is to it but I will try and find the magazine article and get back w/ you.
i don't think that is it but that is a little disturbing. i've been sticking that finger in fishes' mouths pretty regularly for several years now. i think it is probably a slight allergic reaction or something like that. i used to get allergic reactions on my hands when i lived in the florida keys. i was always messing with fish and lobsters and coral and stuff. though those reactions were quite different though.
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I would think about getting some type of gloves and/or pliers first and seeing a doctor second (slight allergic reaction should be a month, not a year after the fact).

Another way you can cure that is give the grids and sit back and watch
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Dang Jay - That's scary. Probably too late now but I always dab a little neosporin on any scrapes and scratches to avoid infection.

Good luck with that.
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Does it itch any?
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I am a striper fisherman and the back of my thumbs get cut up just like your fingers from lipping stripers. I normally put a little neosporin on it and it goes away within
a few days but if you seen a while back on the bragging board I caught a 38 1/2 pounder and it tore my thumb up and I ended up having a allergic reaction and had red spots start showing up all over my body. I went to the docter and he gave me a Medrol pack and it all went away.
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had my hands like that after a good weekend of catfishing and it would last at the most 2 months
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the pic was taken the next day. it is not red now and it doesn't itch. i'm a little hard headed about going to the doc.
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the pic was taken the next day. it is not red now and it doesn't itch. i'm a little hard headed about going to the doc.
Ah. I thought it looked like that a YEAR later!
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