Sea Urchin Spines

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Sea Urchin Spines

Post by Beanpole » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:46 pm

Got one walking on the rocks. I've read various methods apart from my usual just hacking the fcuker out. Vinegar or piss vs Vaseline seem the two common remedies. Hot foot bath also popular.

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Re: Sea Urchin Spines

Post by Cranked » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:06 pm

It will start to fester after a day or so, they are easier to dig out then. Often the particle will be minute and barely visible.
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Re: Sea Urchin Spines

Post by Beanpole » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:55 pm

I tried a combination of everything and it's pretty well all out.

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Re: Sea Urchin Spines

Post by Cranked » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:45 pm

It has to be every last bit,otherwise an abscess will form. But you'll know, as it will continue to ache and hurt with pressure, even if the skin heals over. I've had about 40-50 over the last few years.
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Re: Sea Urchin Spines

Post by jimmy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:07 pm

You should go to emergency immediately.
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Re: Sea Urchin Spines

Post by buddy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:57 pm

Drinking caribbean rum tonight beany?

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Re: Sea Urchin Spines

Post by Beanpole » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:16 pm

Thanks for your concern Jimmy. I knew I could count on you.
Last time I had one in my foot was the first time I surfed Lennox.
That was a big fcuker.
This was pretty little by comparison.
Think I've got it all out.

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Re: Sea Urchin Spines

Post by alakaboo » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:46 pm

Did you have any trouble seeing the spines?

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Re: Sea Urchin Spines

Post by Beanpole » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:07 am

Heaps. Have to do a yoga pose to see them at all. Apparently still bits coming out. So I've got a Bung eye and a Bung foot.

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Re: Sea Urchin Spines

Post by Slobadan Madicubich » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:52 am

Alcohol is good for preventing infection

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Re: Sea Urchin Spines

Post by Beanpole » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:21 am

Excellent advice Slobbo.
I have some surgical sprit at hand.
Went to the doc and got the rest out....plus a tetanus shot.

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Re: Sea Urchin Spines

Post by Slobadan Madicubich » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:20 pm

Do you have your surgical spirit neat, on the rocks, with a dash of soda,or with a favorite mixer?

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Re: Sea Urchin Spines

Post by Beanpole » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:21 pm

Shaken...not stirred.

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