Rose thorn infection? (On me, not rose.)
I posted this in the Rose Forum, but the KTers know about everything . . .
A thorn went deep into the back of my right hand yesterday, about an inch below the ring finger knuckle. It was painful, and at first I thought the tip was still imbedded under the skin. I squeezed it (not much to squeeze on the back of the hand) and washed it and applied a little alcohol. I don't think any of the thorn was left behind.
Today there's a red streak from the entry point to the knuckle (at the base of the finger), and it hurts to use that finger. Normally I would blow off such a small thing, but I remember what a member of the Rose Forum went through last year (complete with surgery). This doesn't sound like his experience (no lumps or bumps, except for a swelling at the point of entry), but I'm wondering if I should have it checked out if it's not better tomorrow.
I really really don't want to (I have three appointments tomorrow, none involving doctors), so I thought I'd consult with you guys first. Diagnoses, please . . .