Update on My Hand

I went back to the doctor this morning and showed her my burned hand…she was not at all pleased to see the rash that has developed around/on top of the wound. It has been itching like crazy; I’d compare it to having a burn and then having poison ivy on top of it. Basically I want to claw my hand off.

So the doctor prescribed me some steroids to calm down the reaction (I don’t know what I’m reacting to; I’ve tried every permutation of cream and wrapping available). She also gave me a script for an antibiotic to prevent infection since steroids make you more prone to it.

I’ll let you in on a little secret…after the strep/yeast/uti drama of last year, I am now slightly terrified of antibiotics. I have not taken any for over a year. So please pray that I can be an agreeable patient and do what the doctor told me to. I’ll be chasing the antibiotics with a probiotic every night.

After all my mom’s little side effects post-chemotherapy, we have named her the “Queen of Side Effects.” I seem poised to take the tiara as the Princess thereof.

4 Responses to “Update on My Hand”

  1. Josh and Dana

    aw, kelly. so sorry! that really sounds awful. i HATE itching like that..i’ve scratched holes all over my body. its real pretty. is there anything i can do?


  2. Joy

    Sorry to hear about the rash. I wonder if the skin is objecting to being tightly wrapped?I hear you about the antibiotics. At least you now know some good things to do when you do have to take antibiotics.


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