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My partner just got a bite on his foot while swimming at

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My partner just got a bite on his foot while swimming at redcliff brisbane. it bled where the bite occured and it hurts alot and the pain has travelled up his leg and into the groin area. He felt it sort of stab his foot then the pain occured and has not gone. any ideas???
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 8 years ago.

Is his leg swollen or red ?

Does he have a fever ?

Does the site of the bite look bad ?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.


His leg is not swollen - the bite is raised a little

He has no fever - not sweating

The sit eof the bite is just a little red dot where the bite is.

He explained the bite as "a sting stright away" and felt like it sort of stabbed him


Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 8 years ago.

This can be an allergic reaction to a bite.

This can even be a toxic reaction to the venom of a sea creature like jellyfish.

I would advise caution and a visit to the ER just to be sure that this is not a reaction.

Please take him to the ER as this will need anti allergy medicines if it is indeed a reaction.

I hope this helps.


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