Friday, September 13, 2013

I Have an Owie!

 I have an Owie!

I had a little scratch on my pinkie finger.
It never bled, I didn't even know it was there.
Then it started hurting ????

Oh no!  There's a bump and it hurts to touch anything.
My husband thinks I should cut it open and let it drain.
I think I need FMLA leave,
a trip to the emergency room,
  a stint at a rehab center,
occupational therapy
and probably a cast.

Do you think I'm overreacting?

Any suggestions?
I don't really want to go to the doctor.


Sunnybrook Farm said...

I would just put it in a warm bowl of salt water and massage it with a lot of pressure to maybe open it up and let the salt water start the healing.

Lady Locust said...

I was going to say the same ting as Sunnybrook - bowl of tepid epsom salt water for about 10-15 min once or twice per day. It's amazing how well it works.

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

I don't like going to the doctor...
but I don't have any suggestions.
maybe soak like was already suggested.
Other than that... I grant you a two week leave of absence (not from blogging though) and you should probably put your feet up!
...oh, and have some ice cream, that will help. unless you lactose intolerant...then that would be no help at all. If that is the case, chocolates for sure. (in the form of bon bons)
... and I thought I didn't have any suggestions. :) Pat

Gorges Smythe said...

Porter's Salve and a band-aid.

Harry Flashman said...

Put some Triple Antibiotic ointment on it and it ought to heal up. Maybe doing what S.F. said and then putting the ointment on would be best.

LindaG said...

You may be overreacting just a tiny bit. But my hubby wouldn't just say to drain it, he'd do it.

Soaking in saltwater is good, too.

Don't want to chance it getting infected. ♥

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Well, if all of the above work, I'll choose putting my feet up and eating ice cream! And chocolate, just in case I am lactose intolerant.

Sounds like saltwater and salve it is! ( and cutting it open maybe)

Manny said...

I don't have any real answer that hasn't already been mentioned, but cutting it open doesn't make sense to me.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Manny, to drain the infection. I guess it's sort of like lancing a boil, then treat the wound.

Manny said...

Yeah, I guess, but can't you induce an infection? Can't you make it worse? I'm no doctor but I would think it should heal on its own. Doing something drastic might be asking for complications. But again I'm no doctor.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I don't know but I know it hurts if I brush up against things so I soaked it in salt water, also baking soda, poked on it a little and smeared on antibiotic cream. Tom said there used to be a salve called Prid that is still available. His parents used to have it, here is the link