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111 app says A&E by 8.30. AIBU to go to GP (or ignore and hope for the best)

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Neome Wed 13-Nov-19 06:30:14

Please help me think, I feel really ill with a cold and brain won't work.

I'm normally fit and well, if sleep deprived.

* I am worried about my foot. *

UNRELATED to foot I spent Saturday in A&E being treated & scanned abdo - all fine. Given IV gentamicin. I also have a very nasty cold which is making me feel really rubbish. I'm not flattened ie flu but am struggling to function.

Foot thing is this. I managed to injure the ball of my foot near the toe last Friday. Can't remember how but got glass or a splinter or something, cleaned it, small chunk of skin cut off.

It's been getting more and more uncomfortable over the last few days hurts now even when I'm not trying to walk on it. Might still have something in it eg bit of glass but not sure.

I did a major clean, soak in salt water, etc last night but still very uncomfortable at 5am.

111 online survey said A&E within 4 hours.

WIBU to go to GP or wait 24hrs?

Angeldust747 Wed 13-Nov-19 06:32:13

Emergency GP appointment (or even nurse practitioner if you can't see GP)

HelloYouTwo Wed 13-Nov-19 06:32:59

It does sound like it needs looking at. Is it swollen or a different colour to the other foot? Could you see your GP today or are they impossible to get into?

Smarshian Wed 13-Nov-19 06:36:11

I’d suggest GP too

solittletime Wed 13-Nov-19 06:36:32

Gp or a and e but don't wait it can quickly turn very unpleasant!

MrGsFancyNewVagina Wed 13-Nov-19 06:37:36

When you say you have a cold, do you mean you feel feverish and confused? If so, combined with your dog injury, I would be concerned about sepsis. It’s a Thursday morning so hopefully not as busy as usual, so I’d make the visit.

Orangesandlemons82 Wed 13-Nov-19 06:38:13

Do you have a minor injuries unit? GP may not be that helpful if you need an x-ray to see if there is anything stuck in your foot still.

Neome Wed 13-Nov-19 06:39:37

Thank you. GP not usually impossible if you are quick off the mark. Fabulous nurse practitioner too.

It's a bit swollen in the injured area compared to other foot but not dramatic. Blooming hurts when I touch it though.

I just want to stay in bed (not an option) contemplating cancelling afternoon volunteering in school but as a former teacher it goes against the grain.

runoutofideasnow Wed 13-Nov-19 06:41:31

When did you start feeling ill and struggling to function?

Bigearringsbigsmile Wed 13-Nov-19 06:42:20

Please, please , please cancel your afternoon volunteering. Please dont bring more germs into a school. We're all on our knees as it is at this time of year.

hauntedvagina Wed 13-Nov-19 06:44:16

Cold, sleepy and an infected wound, those are sepsis signs, go to A&E.

Neome Wed 13-Nov-19 06:44:34

Right, ignore is off the table, rats but responsible.

I've no idea if I'm any more confused than usual, I really do feel quite rubbish. Lots of yukky cold symptoms so definitely a virus in the mix.

Massively appreciating the support.

Novemberblu3s Wed 13-Nov-19 06:45:55

I would be concerned about a sepsis too and go to a&e now. don't wait hours to see the GP.

Neome Wed 13-Nov-19 06:46:11

Just realised I am deranged as voting is beautifully split and the question wasn't clear! What does that remind me of...

Lysianthus Wed 13-Nov-19 06:46:41

Echo @hauntedvagina. All possible signs of sepsis. No need to be alarmed but go to A&E please.

Novemberblu3s Wed 13-Nov-19 06:47:39

Just realised I am deranged as voting is beautifully split

are you making your a&e trip dependent on the MN vote? jeez.

Neome Wed 13-Nov-19 06:48:26

I can't go to A&E until I have got 5yo to school.

Novemberblu3s Wed 13-Nov-19 06:49:26

then go straight after. do you have a breakfast club you could use as a one-off?

Novemberblu3s Wed 13-Nov-19 06:50:06

can the dad not take the 5 yo to school?

Neome Wed 13-Nov-19 06:50:13

Novemberblu3s your kind attention and prayers are much appreciated

TheMustressMhor Wed 13-Nov-19 06:50:45

Please go to A & E as you have the classic signs of sepsis.

Mamimawr Wed 13-Nov-19 06:51:33

Please go to A &E, you are showing signs of sepsis. I have been treated for sepsis before and I didn't feel as ill as you describe before I was admitted.

Sewrainbow Wed 13-Nov-19 06:52:36

I'd be concerned about sepsis. Can you be more specific about the "feeling rough" and what the previous A&E visit was about?

Google the sepsis campaign and see how your symptoms relate, I'd say A&E may be a better call in this case, they can stay the foot if necessary and give antibiotics if if needed.

DO NOT go to school today. If it is a cold then why pass it on, if it's more than that you could be more hindrance than help.

Neome Wed 13-Nov-19 06:54:25

He often has his phone switched off Novemberblu3s and also, being disabled, would find it tricky given he has to get to work. I might try a text. Dilemma is I need to avoid setting off his anxiety which was sky high after Saturday. He catastrophises and the consequences can be serious.

Thanks for the suggestion though.

foofooyeah Wed 13-Nov-19 06:55:03

Didn't you already have a cold before foot injury? If not then agree it could be start of sepsis (which I have had) My GP sent me straight to A&he, so please see either GP one head to A&E yourself.

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