Burn on end of thumb won't heal
I have had a burn mark on the end of my thumb for almost a year. It became infected and I finally took care of it myself and drained it. My husband was saying because I didn't drain it that it just sat there in my finger for so long,t he pus couldn't drain, it had no where to go so therefore it couldn't heal. He says I just need to give it time, because I burnt my thumb over and over in the same spot multiple times and just kept making the burn worse. I was having to light a really poorly malfunctioning gas stove that we had everytime i cooked and when I would light the burner I'd always burn my thumb. Well it must have beeen very deep because a lot of pus came out, very thick and white, (sorry don't mean to gross you out). But I didn't think so much could come out of a fingertip. I was boiling it out with peroxide and warm salt water, keeping it bandaged with a bandaid and neosporin.
Well, I thought it was healed but it started getting sore again the other day and the tiny hole I made to drain it, opened it back up and a little more came out. It doesn't want to heal but I can't go to the doctor no money no insurance.
Should I just keep doing the peroxide and salt water? I hadn't been putting a bandaid and neosporin on it because I thought it had healed and just thinking I got dirt or something in it and it became re-infected.