Just over a week ago, after leaning on the deck railing and feeling that there was something there, not just the flat surface of the rail, then a very sharp pinch and a needle jabbing skin. Nope, not a needle, just felt like it, it was a wasp. Ouch. Get ice I was told. Ok. Find Benadryl in case of a reaction. Ok. Get advil if it hurts. Ok. Try vinegar, it will suppress the sting and the heat. Ok. All of the above done and it still hurt. A lot says the 'wuss' in me. The red spot grew and it throbbed all night long. No sleep. The next day it didn't hurt but looked like there was a burn the size of an orange.
Stings take a few days to go away, well, so the internet said. Not wanting to be a 'wuss', I held off till a week had passed and called the town's doctor's office. The sting area was very big I explained, warm and inflamed. Not an official patient and never been there before and they still offered me an afternoon appointment. Relief - no need for a further trek.
Dr Reyes explained it was a bacterial infection and there was no issue with the sting. Why didn't you come sooner he asked. Hmmm...shouldn't have held back the 'wuss'. He promised 50% improvement after a day with the meds and asked for a call the next day if this was not the case.
Not exactly a reason to travel to either the Bancroft or Ptbo hospital and a very long distance to visit our family doctor that we did not give up from the city so very thankful Dr Reyes was willing to offer the appointment.
Raid Wasp and Hornet spray is now about to be emptied.
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