So, Dr. Hive. I stabbed myself in the finger with a dirty knife...
Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:56 PM
Now, my finger is sore. It hurts to bend it. It is also slightly swollen in the lower part of my finger. However, the cut has healed up looking fine. It's not red or warm. Just slightly swollen and sore.
I'm paranoid that I have some flesh eating disease from the dirty knife. But, it seems sorta silly to go to the doctor when it looks pretty much okay. I've wondered if it's just bruised from stabbing it? The knife definitely went in deep.
Do you think I'm okay to watch it? And how long before I decide it's been sore and swollen too long?
Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:04 PM
Two weeks is a long time for it to be hurting like that.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:07 PM
Posted 13 June 2012 - 02:58 AM
Posted 13 June 2012 - 04:00 AM
I went to ER once after having been bit by a feral kitten on a weekend. The puncture wounds were so tiny they weren't even visible but there wasn't one person who saw me that didn't take a cat puncture very seriously.
Better be safe than sorry.