This is what you get when you go outside wearing Crocs in our yard. Kevin got bitten by something (probably a fire ant) last Friday or Saturday. I'm not sure what day it was. But it wasn't a big deal until today. It itched slightly and today it has just exploded into a red, swollen nastiness. You can see the tiny yellow head at the bite site. That's what fire ants do to you. I know from experience. But as I did not see what bit him I can only assume it was a fire ant.
Not only is his toe swollen and red, streaking has begun to creep up his foot.
I put a call into the doctor over an hour ago and they have not called me back yet. You can't talk to anybody anymore at the time you call them. If you do get to, it's unusual. You have to leave a message and then wait for them to call you back. That just irks me. Does it anyone else? Does anyone else have the same problems?
As soon as I find out something I will update. As of now, I gave him some Benadryl, propped his foot up, put his Clifford boo-boo bunny thing on it and wrapped it up to ice it. I also put a topical anti-itch on it that has a numbing ingredient in it per my brother who is a pharmacist. He's usually the first one I call when I have a problem, not my doctor. If the streaking gets worse we are going to the emergency clinic. I'm not taking chances with a spreading infection.
Went to doctor this afternoon and the bite did result in this secondary infection. He was given a prescription for an antibiotic to treat the infection. If it isn't better by tomorrow I'm to take him back. Otherwise, normal follow-up will take place on Thursday. Whew! Glad I took him.Thank you all very much for you concern and advice, as well as support. The streaking was not normal, I realized, so I am glad I took action.