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Spoonful of Jayson 17 kids; Morrisville, Pennsylvania 11627 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting Katharyn Marie:" I showed it to my mom, and she said it looked exactly like mine did. She said mine was staph. I would definitely take him in. They can drain it, and he needs antibiotics."


This is why I don't want to to drain it myself. That, and the fact that he would be screaming. Staph spreads so quickly to others that I'd rather not do it myself and have it done properly.

motherofboys 3 kids; Milton-Freewater, Oregon 2263 posts
9th Jun '13

I have that from time to time, it hurts quite a bit but usually goes away within a few days if kept clean. I have a bad tendency to chew my nails and cuticles though so that's why it happens to me. Keep an eye on it, if it doesn't improve or it becomes so painful that it is more than a minor irritation, I would take her in to have it looked at. I will say that I've never had my finger swell to twice the size of the others, so you may want to take her in. If it were my finger and not my childs I would probably just heat up and sanitize a needle and poke a whole to release the pus that is probably in there, but that's for me. My kids get to go to dr.'s for that stuff. :D

motherofboys 3 kids; Milton-Freewater, Oregon 2263 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting Spoonful of Jayson:" This is why I don't want to to drain it myself. That, and the fact that he would be screaming. Staph spreads so quickly to others that I'd rather not do it myself and have it done properly."


That is a good reason to not do it yourself. I will say from my own experience, if you poke a needle into the most swollen and distorted part there is usually no pain at all. Although for a child just seeing a needle is likely to incite panic, lol.

Spoonful of Jayson 17 kids; Morrisville, Pennsylvania 11627 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting motherofboys:" I have that from time to time, it hurts quite a bit but usually goes away within a few days if kept clean. ... [snip!] ... and poke a whole to release the pus that is probably in there, but that's for me. My kids get to go to dr.'s for that stuff. :D"


haha I know. I don't want to hurt him! It is pretty swollen though and it's very tender for him. I feel like if I was to lance it at home he'd be in unnecessary pain because they would probably numb the area for him first before they dd it.

Katharyn Marie 1 child; Millbrook, Alabama 553 posts
9th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Spoonful of Jayson:</b>" This is why I don't want to to drain it myself. That, and the fact that he would be screaming. Staph spreads so quickly to others that I'd rather not do it myself and have it done properly."</blockquote>



I agree. After I had it drained, and had been on medicine for a week, it closed back up. My parents had to hold me down to open it back up, because it still had junk in it.

Spoonful of Jayson 17 kids; Morrisville, Pennsylvania 11627 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting Katharyn Marie:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Spoonful of Jayson:</b>" This is why I don't want to to drain ... [snip!] ... on medicine for a week, it closed back up. My parents had to hold me down to open it back up, because it still had junk in it."


ugh that does not sound pleasant. I'm glad that his doesn't seem to be too big though. It's just the top section of his finger, and green around the nail.

ღSkeetღ Due September 10 (girl); 1 child; Winslow, Arizona 1804 posts
9th Jun '13

Mine looks excatly like that and it was extremely painful, went to the er and it was staph.

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 16433 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting Killingℬird(25w):" <blockquote><b>Quoting A, E & W's mommy:</b>" looks like an infection, my mom would ... [snip!] ... The trip to the dr would be more to see if the infection needs to be treated with stronger things than polysporin."


That's pretty easy to tell, you give it 6-8 hours and if the puss returns then it probably needs a doctor.

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
9th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Spoonful of Jayson:</b>" It's Sunday. His pedi is closed. I guess I'm on here asking if it needs to be taken care of today at the ER, or wait until tomorrow at the pedi."</blockquote>




Do you guys hae an after hours pedi office in town? My kids never are sick or hurt during regular hours.




I had something similar on my toe a a kid and my mom got some natural paste to pit on it. I would use neosporin it take him in as soon as you can.

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46847 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting Spoonful of Jayson:" It's Sunday. His pedi is closed. I guess I'm on here asking if it needs to be taken care of today at the ER, or wait until tomorrow at the pedi."


I'd take him to the ER, then. Sorry... here they have pediatricians on call most weekends at their office for at least a couple hours a day for things like this.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting A, E & W's mommy:" looks like an infection, my mom would just lance those for us when they'd happen on very rare occasions. ... [snip!] ... occasions. It's easy to do at home if you don't want the bill, just boil the needle first and cover in polysporin at the end."


This! I get them from time to time on my big toe. I usually just drain them and then they go away, but with that one I would clean it really well and put some neosporin on it afterward for sure.

Spoonful of Jayson 17 kids; Morrisville, Pennsylvania 11627 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting A, E & W's mommy:" That's pretty easy to tell, you give it 6-8 hours and if the puss returns then it probably needs a doctor."


Yes, but on the off chance that it IS staph, I don't want to risk not taking care of it properly and allowing it to spread.

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 12891 posts
9th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Spoonful of Jayson:</b>" Yes, but on the off chance that it IS staph, I don't want to risk not taking care of it properly and allowing it to spread."</blockquote>




Exactly. There's a reason dr's do this.

Spoonful of Jayson 17 kids; Morrisville, Pennsylvania 11627 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Spoonful of Jayson:</b>" It's Sunday. His pedi is closed. I ... [snip!] ... on my toe a a kid and my mom got some natural paste to pit on it. I would use neosporin it take him in as soon as you can."


Not that I know of, really. They just opened an urgent care around here but IDK if it's just dental. His pedi office is just straight closed on the weekends except for an answering service so that the pedi will call you back. He's never been urgently ill except for one time and we went straight to the ER.

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9451 posts
9th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Spoonful of Jayson:</b>" This is Jayson's finger. He was complaining for 2 days that he had a booboo, but there was nothing there. ... [snip!] ... neosporin and band aids on it. I've also had him soak it in salt water. Anyone seen anything like this before? " />"</blockquote>




I've had these. It's an ingrown nail that's gotten infected.