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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by arabianequine, Dec 9, 2010.
You need antibiotics, it looks bad.
It's very infected. Better take care of it!
Get that thing soaking in some very hot water with some dishsoap (or salt) added. When done, get some Neosporin on it.
If it's not looking a LOT better in the morning, get thee to a doctor...
Looks infected to me. If I couldn't go to the doctor I would cut open the wound,clean,soak,and bandage. I would also up the vitC,garlic,echinacea,and goldenseal. If it is not better in 2-3 days I would go to the doctor. Blood poisoning is my concern.Any worsening after home treatment means off to the doctor for me. Speedy healing!
Definitely cellulitis going on. Nothing topical will touch that, it's gone too far. Please go to a redi care or doctor today.
If you feel like waiting, I can tell you from personal experience what will happen - it will continue to "spread" and you will have the joy of hospitalization with IV antibiotics that screw with your guts for months. Even if you don't have insurance, a $100 is a lot better than a few thousand.
The longer you wait, the more it will cost
Cellulitis is nothing to play with. My hubby had a bad bout with it in November. It hit Halloween weekend. Treated with oral antibiotics for a week, then sent to emergency room and admitted. He was in hospital for 5 days, getting up to 5 IV antibiotics a day, then home on IV anitibiotics once a day for another week, plus oral antibiotics. He had to go to a surgeon for wound care because the fluid started leaching out thru his skin and caused massive blistering and peeling. He was unable to go in to the office for a full month. Had to use crutches. Thank God he can work at home. He's off the meds now, but still is not cmpletely right in the gut. Takes probiotics since all those meds (he was on every antibiotic there is, I think) killed off everything in his system. His blood work is all messed up as well- low sodium, blood count off, cholosterol out of whack, all becasue of the intensive antibiotics he had to take to get rid of this thing. His entire lower leg is still bright purple, tho it is much better and healing, finally.
Not trying to gross you out, but don't mess with that. See a doctor!
I think you may get to experience the joys of having a finger amputated if you don't soon get it properly attended to.