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Hot throbbing thumb, red spot under nail. Should I go to doc - need answer by 8

(11 Posts)
Shattereddreams Fri 25-Jan-13 07:22:51

I have to call at 8 to get an appointment.

I can't decide if I am being a wuss. I don't know how I did it but I have a red spot maybe bruise under thumb nail. 3mm maybe. Noticed it Monday and it's gotten worse to now.

I didn't sleep,last night as it was uncomfortable, hot throbbing, it's swollen.

Have I managed to get something infected under the nail. I just squeezed a bit of pus out (sorry!)

Doc or not??

Trumpton Fri 25-Jan-13 07:29:08

I would say yes . It might need lancing ( eww ! ) or antibiotic cream .

therugratref Fri 25-Jan-13 07:30:20

Doc, Its sounds painful

rocketeer Fri 25-Jan-13 07:34:21

Doc. In fact I am waiting to do the same. I have a weird spot on my thumb and a red line travelling towards my wrist! Had one a few years ago so I know I need some cream!

MiniEggsinJanuary Fri 25-Jan-13 07:34:52

Yes to the doc! Remember to exaggerate and be graphic on the phone so they definitely give you an appointment!

Shattereddreams Fri 25-Jan-13 07:36:52


Shattereddreams Fri 25-Jan-13 07:38:00

shudders at word lancing but tis ok, I don't know what it entails

Trumpton Fri 25-Jan-13 07:49:31

Ooh I could tell you ! But think it better if I don't . Good luck .

tabbycat15 Fri 25-Jan-13 08:36:02

Sounds like a whitlow, a pus filled type of boil.

Shattereddreams Fri 25-Jan-13 17:35:43

Well couldn't get an appointment. Typical. Booked one anyway for next Wed as I have a Ganglion needs sorting.

So soaked it in salty water and it sort of burst a bit more which took the pressure away. So it's still sore swollen and red but no longer so hot and throbbing.

MiniEggsinJanuary Fri 25-Jan-13 18:55:35

Glad it's feeling a bit better. You'll have to work on your dramatic acting skills to try and get an appointment next time! You should have said your thumb was hanging off! Good luck!

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