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I got prickly pear needles in my hand while weeding. I

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I got prickly pear needles in my hand while weeding. I believe I got the needles out but the needles have little barbes on them so it's been a problem getting them all out. I believe a this point I have an infection and I not sure how to proceed. Can you help me?

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

Antibiotic cream with lidocaine, but even that is not helping much any more.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I'm on Tramadol for lower back pain. Even that is not helping much.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Do you have an image of the affected skin that you could upload? Depending on the extent of the infection I can make some recommendations.
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