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Last night walking out to the laundry I tripped over one of my cactus and i wasn't wearing shoes. This resulted in the cactus spines spiking into three of my toes and breaking off. One spike even went down the side of my nail. :wacko:

The spines re under the skin and I can't get them out with tweezers. This morning my toes were swollen and sore!!!!

Will try drawing out cream from the chemist.

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I have done this before man. I jumped my fence one night barefoot and drunk and landed with my full weight on a heap of T.spach logs i was getting ready to post out. Lucky it was only spach... eventually they were pushed out by the puss that built up around them. Must have been hundreds in there !

Another more serious incident I endured was after getting some peruvianus spines embedded in my hand. I got out what i could and left the rest deciding that they would be expelled naturally like the spach spines. After a week or two the spines worked themselves into the joint of my thumb and went septic ( my thumb blew up like a ballon in less than 12 hours . I ended up in surgery having my thumb butterflied followed by three days as an in-patient receiving IV antibiotics for the infection.

My advice is to get them out ASAP. Even if it means going to see your GP and maybe having them removed under local anesthetic.

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about 7 months ago i got a cactus spine went straight through my nail and broke off. was fun watching it work it's way up my nail as it grew over about 2 months. eventually came out it was about 5mm big as well.

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Damn thats some serious shit tipz!

My worst experience beleive it or not was slipping on a pamphlet i'd dropped on the drive the day before. I put my hand out to brace the fall and landed on a big ol pot of a long spine echinposis oxygona! The sight of my hand was terrifying, spines embeded everywhere!

I was lucky and was able to pull most out and the rest festered out after few weeks.

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Here is a little photo of the aftermath from surgery about three days later. A little incentive to get those spines out :)

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Looks painful!!

Spent half an hour last night digging out spines. Toes feel much better today.

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Drunk once, I thought a prickly pear flower would look great in my wifes hair... behind her ear. Thankfully I wasn't that drunk and she spent the next 20 minutes removing the spines from my fingers with the tweezers she carries... damn she's a good woman.

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^ Porcupine quills?.. I actually find that^ very disturbing, I would much rather see and adult in that scenario than an animal:(

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Yes they are quills.
Its a well known picture online Im suprised you havent seen it before.
The dog (whos name was Inca) was apparently far more concerned with the porcupine than his face and it took quite some effort to get him off of it, after making a full recovery was found in a similar state a few months later where he unfortunately lost an eye.

Such is the life of a Bull Terrier.

Personally, I would feel worse for the porcupine.
Incas owner is a member of a forum I participate in.

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Awww, poor Inca, and yes, poor porcupine lol. :)

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Fuck me Inca has become the porcupine! I've seen my dog Luca with a few big spines hanging out of his head he never even seems to notice them really, except when he nearly lost his eye the poor little fella :(

I think I've got those spach you stood on Tipz, you sent me some free spach at the time I remember you posting about your fence jumping incident and one of the spach pieces has a big area of crushed and missing spines on one side. Can't imagine that would have been pleasant at all!

My mum recently fell into my cacti collection while hanging some washing on the line and got a heap of peniocereus and oreocereus spines in her forearm, I told her to take herself to the doctor (as did the nurses caring for me in hospital at the time) but mum thought she knew better, 2 weeks later her arm was all swollen and red and oozing puss. Lesson learnt I guess haha.

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I walk bare feet all the time,.. and regularly get cactus spines, thorns and urchins in my hands & feet,.. so I tought,.. prolly some wuzzem whiners.... but after reading my conclusion is that some of your injuries sound painful indeed from my experience.

to you I say OUCH!! ;-)

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wtf, man , this is very tasteless, like a rotten page.

I was shivering while reading/seeing the whole thread. and I am a fucking seasoned splatter/horror/extreme shit , you name it.

not not real stuff, man

dudes, take care with fucking spines. I always try to despine them in a bucket and try not to get a lot of possibilities there are spines where I might walk bare footed in summer.

I always take care more as soon as I think what could happen if f.e. Stetsonia spine got in your eye or you fell on a biggy Ferocactus horridus.

being careless with cacti could be really painful, or even potentially dangerous, Tipz, man, what a story!

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how to get the cactus spine from toe nail?

i tipped over the psycho0 pot and it penetrated my toenail now it kills ,

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I had one go under my finger nail. Just dig around removing the skin and eventually you'll be able to pull it out. Don't snap it just dig around it, you don't want a tip left in. My misso has one in her foot and she doesn't even like cactus haha

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nah it's right in the middle of the nail

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so the psycho spine penetrated your nail vertically and is now embedded vertically in your nail?

Really?

shit. thats shit. i'm sure you can get gel from pharmpharciaapocathary that woule expediate the process of it being expunged from the flesh.

youchies.

man, eat more calcium, if a spine can penetrate your toes nail from the top down through it into the meat, then imagine it penetrating you pee hole where there's nothing but pinky ,soft peepee flesh .

and that photo ^ is real pisspoor quality. next time put a bic lighter next to it for scale and use a better camera fukya

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Ok, to avoid septicaemia, I'd recommend a very strong pain killer and pair of pliers.

Rip off the nail with the pliers and use a sterile pair of tweezers to dig deep into the flesh and remove that fekker. Kind of sucks as your fingers (edit - toes ) are jampacked ( edit - not quite so jampacked ) with nerve fibres.

Orrrr.... you could just leave it and hope for the best. I am not sure which would be worse. ( DISCLAIMER - I have absolutely no medical knowledge to be giving such advice - but would love to see a photo collage of whatever ends up being your method of choice ;) )

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I'd be trying this shit first, drawn some savage stuff out of me with it before.... outta flesh but - not nails....

If it was still protruding, I'd been going in with something to try and grab it like forceps/tweezers/pliers.

http://www.magnoplasm.com.au/

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looks like it's gonna work it's way out, so no gore porn soz

and i eat hell-arse calcium, i just just have very delicate feet

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