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Infected finger waiting for it to pop, pics included

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fingeryuckyyy Sat 24-Mar-18 22:39:52

Finger been swelling up over three days. Went to the chemist who pointed me straight over to urgent care at the hospital.
On antibiotics and doc warned it will get bigger and pop. Just waiting for the show, never had anything like this before and even though it hurts I am quite excited.

fingeryuckyyy Sat 24-Mar-18 22:40:20

Anyone know what I can expect?

Fettuccinecarbonara Sat 24-Mar-18 22:40:33

You need to soak it in really hot water...

picklemepopcorn Sat 24-Mar-18 22:54:04

Mag sulphate paste may help it along... the crusty white area to the right will start to ooze, I think. Keep loosening the crust, and soaking, to let it all out.

AiryFairy1 Sat 24-Mar-18 22:59:24

Ohhhh I had this when I was pregnant... had ABs and then had to have it lanced at the minor injuries unit ... couldn’t have local anesthetic so they used that super cold spray ... but ahhhhh the relief when it burst, so good! (& the ginormous bandage afterwards grin)

fairiesandelves Sat 24-Mar-18 23:00:53

Have you tried a bread poultice to draw out the puss

dontticklethetoad Sat 24-Mar-18 23:01:16

Holy pustule batman!

Oh baby that's going to be a good one.

hourly Daily updates please op grin

fairiesandelves Sat 24-Mar-18 23:01:18

Pus not puss hmm

dontticklethetoad Sat 24-Mar-18 23:07:50

Here puss, puss, puss. grin

picklemepopcorn Sun 25-Mar-18 07:43:58

Do keep up regular photos soaking!

Psychobabble123 Sun 25-Mar-18 07:45:42

Beautiful 😍

fingeryuckyyy Sun 25-Mar-18 14:07:59

Sorry about the Puss grin
It’s still the same. Been soaking it so will update if any progress, the doc did say if it looks the same in three days with no signs of popping I will need to have it lanced

Lotsofplanetshaveanorth Sun 25-Mar-18 16:58:47

What happens if you scrape around those edges (impatient)

IamEarthymama Thu 29-Mar-18 00:45:52

How are you?
What happened?

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