*sigh*.... IMPETIGO (need help)
so I had an itch on my forearm that I just couldn't stop scratching. before I knew it, there was a sore on my arm, I never seen anything like it, so I thought I must have grazed or bumped my arm on something. the **** looks gross and it freaked my coworkers off. I'ts pretty embarrassing and I have been wearing long sleeves everywhere.
I looked it up on the wikipedia, and after looking at the pictures on google, I self-diagnosed myself as having this skin problem. (No, I am NOT a hypochondriac.)
Can't see the doctor for another week, but I did have a chance to order some special soap that claims to kill the bacteria causing this to my forearm. Wiki says its a typical skin problem among young children and practicioners of contact sports.
www.defensesoap.com it says it is for grapplers.
well, while I am waiting for the soap to come, is there any treatment you guys can offer me?...... :nobodycar .... other than trolling??
Yeah: Don't touch another living soul.
Also, if the infection spreads internally, you're fucked. Might want to hurry up and see that doctor.
..... internally? your trying to scare me right?
Go to a doctor right away. You're going to need prescription antibacterial cream, and antibiotics if you're unlucky.
Last edited by ViciousFlamingo; 12/13/2006 11:56pm at .
Complications are relatively rare but . . .
If the infected areas are still small, an anti-bacterial cream may do the trick. Beyond that, a course of antibiotics is your best option.
Go to a doctor NOW, whatever the cost. You can kill it in a day with early treatment or a week if you treat it late. Don't touch it and don't touch anyone.
I got this when I first started grappling.
I have had it for about 2 weeks and it looks like it's fading.
your right, but what can I do? I can't be seen until the 19th.
Antibiotic cream may help -- it's definitely worth a try. A GP should be able to write you a prescription, though, so I don't know why you're not able to visit a drop-in clinic or emergency ward before the 19th.
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