i don't know for sure what this is, but it hurts! My thumb got infected over a week ago and is still red and hot. Now my pointer finger is infected. It started to swell yesterday and this morning i saw a red streak from infection down to base of finger. 3pm i see the red streak on my hand. Now i can trace a faint red streak up my arm. Very fast moving. Going to urgent care in 3 hours. No car and my family told me that I live on my own so now I gotta deal with it.
I'm worried Cellulitis is what i'm thinking i had it on my leg once at 9 months pregnant with my DS. Red streaks started and i was admitted to hospital. What I did wrong this time was chewing on nails and i hit a cuticle 2 days ago. Big mistake, fair warning do not bite fingernails. Any idea on what it could be? I read about blood poisining which they also thought i had before, but not sure if red streaks mean that or if it's just later on. I feel really weak and my hand aches bad.
Just got back and got a antibiotic shot and a strong prescription of kflex. Said if it gets worse in 24 hours to come back. Was 2 days away from an IV. It hurts so bad and the streaks are very painful to the touch. Hope it gets to feeling better tomorrow. Also low grade fever.