31 Mar

On Thursday, my finger started to hurt. By Friday morning, it was red and swollen and astonishingly painful. Friday night, I gave in and saw my GP.

Diagnosis: Paronychia. The finger infection that has its own name.

I’ve never heard of this before. But I am glad I went to my Dr.

What I expected:

Me: “My finger hurts”

Dr: “Do you want me to kiss it better?”

What actually happened:

Me: “My finger hurts”

Dr: “Wow!!”

She lanced it to relieve the abscess that was forming, and then wrote me up a prescription. Antibiotics 4x a day (at least 2 hours after & 1 hour before food), bathe it in hot salt water, use antiseptic cream … so much for ‘put a bandaid on it and kiss it better’!

Today’s random piece of trivia?
There is a kind of finger infection called a felon. As in, “Oww, that felon hurt my finger”


Posted by on March 31, 2007 in health


2 responses to “Ow

  1. fenchurch

    April 1, 2007 at 6:32 am

    Ouch! Not fun, not fun at all. But at least you actually went to see a doctor about it!

    And now I know where you’ve been hiding out, instead of over on LJ!

  2. melissainau

    April 1, 2007 at 2:24 pm



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