I was bitten by something in July of last year. I think it was one of those little tiny black ants, but it could have been a spider, I guess. I didn't see it happen, I just felt it later.
The bite was on my left big toe, near the moon of my toenail. It itched and swelled, blistered and progressed from red to purple to bluish-green to greenish-yellow before "going away". Only, it hasn't really gone away. Every few weeks, the blisters come back and it itches a little. Each time this happens the blisters migrate a little so that this time I have blisters on the bottom of my toe and they hurt when I walk. I decided it was finally time to go to the doctor.
Of course, I couldn't get into my doctor. Nope, nothing open for something this minor until April. So I went to urgent care. The doctor there doesn't think it's fungal (and neither do I since it doesn't spread). She thinks it's a bacterial infection, or maybe even a viral infection. Because the clinic isn't equipped to do a viral culture, she did just the bacterial culture and I should know the results in a couple of days.
Silly doc tried to pop the little blisters by putting pressure on them. All she accomplished was making my eyes water. Finally, she asked if I minded if she opened them with a small needle. By all means, go ahead...that's what I would have done to begin with.
Now my toe really hurts and I still don't know anything more than I did to begin with. She gave me a prescription for an antibiotic, but I think I'll wait until I find out the test results before I start taking them.
Anyone out there know of any bites like this that keep coming back? Maybe I should try putting tea bag on it...LOL
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Posted by Annie Jones at 11:13 AM