So my cuticles are always for the most part picked, you know red, bloody, scabbed over etc. You get the point. Well the other day I had picked both sides of my cuticle on one nail. So each side of was nasty. Side note- when they are really bad I pour hydrogen peroxide on them to prevent infection. It usually works well.
Well this weekend I was at the lake and because my nail was so messed up it got infected. Like real bad. I hadn't noticed for a couple of days and then tried to put my wedding rings on and couldn't get them on. This was the first time that ever happened and I knew there was a problem. I finally was able to get them off somehow. My finger was really swollen and red after that. It was definitely infected.
I debated on going to a walk in clinic but they were already closed since it was Sunday and thought I would wait it out till the next morning. It looked so much better.
Today it was a little better. As you can see some of the puffiness had gone down.
I treated it with hydrogen peroxide, neosporin, and my
Mother in law told me to mix baking soda and water together which makes a paste and sucks out infection apparently.
So the moral of this story is for me to quit picking my fingernails and kick this bad habit.
To be continued...
I will give you a hint. It involves the er.