While we were away in the motor-home a couple of weeks ago, I caught my thumb in one of the drawers. As the week progressed I felt soreness at the base of the nail on my thumb & figured I had bruised it, I was wearing nail polish - a rare thing for me ;) so I could not see if it was discoloured. The following weekend I sat down to remove the polish & found that my nail was infected underneath. I bathed my thumb in salt water but nothing much happened as the infection was right in the center of the nail but I kept that up as often as I could. Anyhow by Sunday evening my thumb was throbbing & all the bathing had done nothing at all!
Monday I called my Dr's office & got in to see him that afternoon, he used a wee tool that burnt a hole in my nail & let the nasty stuff escape ewwww & the Dr gave me a prescription for an antibiotic. Of course my thumb felt better right away and the infection appeared to be going away with in a day or so.
Today the Dr's office called to say that the results of the swab he took, have come back & that there were 2 bacteria under my nail!~!
So the Dr has called another prescription in for me - two antibiotics!!!
I spoke to the Pharmacist & he said that going by the two antibiotics I have to take, that I most likely have a Staph infection, now that is scary stuff!!
Here is hoping that this thing goes away fast, never to be heard of again!!