Friday, December 01, 2006

A Trip to Urgent Care

A few days ago, Rachel's thumb became red and swollen. We weren't really sure what caused it, but we figured she might had been picking her cuticle. We've soaked it a few times and tried to squeeze the pus out, tried to make her keep a bandaid on it, all with very little luck. So this evening after soaking it and trying to push some of the pus out, and it not looking any better, we decided to take her to Urgent Care to have it checked out.

The Pediatrician diagnosed it as paronychia, a finger infection. His orders were to apply heat to try and draw some of the pus out, a cream to apply to it several times a day, and oral antibiotics. If it's not better in a few days, we'll need to take her to see her Pediatrician and he might have to lance it.

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