12 October 2013

pustulent pus

Warning: this post is about to get medical and possibly gross.

A couple of weeks ago, the skin around my fingernail swelled up and started exuding pus. I squeezed the pus out with a sense of satisfaction, as one does, and went about my life.

Only, the swelling came back today, and I squeezed out even more pus, with an even greater sense of satisfaction, and then I started wondering if recurring pus in your cuticle is a problem. 

So I googled, of course. Apparently when this type of cuticle swelling is bacterial, which it usually is, it tends to be strep or staph and you need a special kind of antibacterial ointment because Neosporin doesn't tend to work. 


Warm water soaks it is!

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