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January 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm in reply to: A novel on anxiety… #2936befuddledSpectator
I’ll definitely shoot over an email and try to get the WB done. That law definitely came as a big surprise during all of this, haha. And yeah, that particular lesion gave me a lot of anxiety because of how it ended up, but on the other hand, it never hurt and was more of a hard bump than a blister, though me picking at it could have interfered with that phase.
As for urgent care, the Dr took a swab but suspected it was a bacterial infection, almost like a pimple. When he popped it for the swab, it was mostly pus and a little blood. He said viral infections tend to produce clear fluid and didn’t rule out a viral response getting a bacterial infection during development, but said overall he’s fairly sure it was just something bacterial. I thought so as well looking at whitlow pictures, but with the lack of swab able lesions and amount of pain I was feeling figured it was best to be safe. Unfortunately forgot to ask if they do PCR, sounded like they were goig to do a viral culture on it.January 13, 2015 at 1:27 pm in reply to: A novel on anxiety… #2903befuddledSpectator
Thanks for the quick response! I live in Maryland, which is apparently one of the states that won’t work with the University of Washington.
I’ve also attached a picture of the sore on my finger, if that helps at all.. about to head to urgent care to get it sampled if possible. It does seem bigger than yesterday but also hurts a bit less. So I guess for my 2nd followups.. Does this look whitlow-ish at all? You mentioned some things sounded like herpes, some did not… which did, specifically? My girlfriend has, thankfully, been incredibly understanding about all of this, but I am beyond terrified of possibly passing it to her… on the chance this is herpes, it’d be great to have an idea of what to look for since it doesn’t seem to be presenting in typical ways. (ie my finger never had an itchy prodrome, just hurt and was raised; itchiness/tingling in general seems non-localized and doesn’t seem to signal any of the possible “lesions”, just happens throughout the day, etc…)