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WIBU to just chop it off.

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dilanddan Tue 21-May-13 14:08:12

Bit of back story, I woke up yesterday with a bite-like lump on my leg, which was all red and swollen.

Overnight it's doubled in size and has an icky yellow head on it (any volunteers to pop it?) so I went to the docs and she thinks I've had an allergic reaction to a bite. Have been given some antihistamine tablets to take and some antibiotics..... They're HUGE. they're just shy (in length) of a £2 coin. And I'm petrified of taking tablets at the best of times.

So WIBU to save myself the upset and just chop my gammy leg off sad

NotYoMomma Tue 21-May-13 14:10:17

Squeeze it

Film it

Post it here

UtterflyButterfly Tue 21-May-13 14:12:37

Get some zinc oxide paste and cover the bite with that and a dressing - it helps draw out the poison (had something similar years ago, the poison was travelling up my leg and I could hardly walk. ZO paste really helped).

HeffalumpTheFlump Tue 21-May-13 14:13:18

What notyomomma said grin

FannyFifer Tue 21-May-13 14:13:19

I got bad bites at the weekend on my shoulders, god knows what from.

It all swelled up, I just kept lashing sudocrem on it.

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 21-May-13 15:21:50

I'll pop it. <Rushes up with gloves and Germolene>

scarletforya Tue 21-May-13 15:25:08

Can you smash up the tablets and put them in juice or something??

HousewifeFromHeaven Tue 21-May-13 15:31:26


ReluctantBeing Tue 21-May-13 15:33:34

Squeeze it and then smother it in tcp to dry it out. You'll probably get a scar though.

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 21-May-13 16:01:50

Can you smash up the tablets and put them in juice or something?? Not without medical advice. This can be dangerous. Please don't do this without asking your doctor or pharmacist.

trikken Tue 21-May-13 16:10:24

Yes it releases the medicine too quickly into the bloodstream so dont smush them up.

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 21-May-13 16:13:32

Or mix them with OJ. Most pills <bores self to death> are meant to be taken whole with a glass of water. Unless you are told otherwise, this is the way to take them.

poncypony Tue 21-May-13 16:17:18

If it's helpful, I find swallowing a pill with a mouthful of porridge the easiest way to take them.

I wouldn't chop your leg off, imagine all the shoes you have that will be wasted.

shewhowines Tue 21-May-13 16:25:42

But won't you need to take tablets for the pain?

scarletforya Tue 21-May-13 17:06:57

Oops! Didn't know that. Sorry for that dopey suggestion!

HappySeven Tue 21-May-13 17:08:55

If they're that big are you sure they are tablets ... and not suppositories?

Better check the information in the pack!

bluesheep Tue 21-May-13 17:21:03

What antibiotics are they?

A lot of tablets can be crushed if necessary, but always get advice from a pharmacist first (I'm one!)

complexnumber Tue 21-May-13 17:47:59

When travelling through S.Africa a while back, a friend of mine developed a v. large boil on the shoulder.

The pharmacist suggested heating a coke bottle and then shoving the top over the offending nastiness.

As the expanded air inside cools and contracts, it will create a vacuum and eventually SUCK out the stuff in a dramatic explosion.

Photos please.

flummoxedlummox Tue 21-May-13 17:53:28

God, I so want to try that complex

codswallopandchips Tue 21-May-13 17:56:06

Sound the klaxon!!!! Sporners gather!!!

Longdistance Tue 21-May-13 17:59:01

Photo.....or it never happened.

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Tue 21-May-13 17:59:53


TSSDNCOP Tue 21-May-13 18:00:04


Squeeze it and get someone to film it. Do it quick before Sparkling comes along and talks sense about hideous infections you out of it!

RiotsNotDiets Tue 21-May-13 18:01:39

how does one heat a coke bottle? Surely it will melt?

complexnumber Tue 21-May-13 18:03:20

"how does one heat a coke bottle? Surely it will melt?"

Glass bottle.

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