Fish-Handler's Disease Topic Guide
Fish-Handler's Disease: Fish-handler's disease occurs when cuts or scrapes in the skin become infected with Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, Mycobacterium, and other bacterium. Symptoms of Fish-handler's disease include joint stiffness; swollen lymph nodes; and pain, burning, itching, and swelling at the site of infection. Treatment of Fish-handler's disease includes over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication, and antibiotics if necessary.
Mouth Wounds (Stitches, Treatments in Adults and Children) Mouth wounds are common in adults and children. Common causes include trauma by a sharp object or the person's own teeth. Symptoms of a mouth wound include cuts, lacerations, puncture wounds, and cuts across the lips vermilion border. Treatments include home-care, antibiotics, and stitches.