(Closed) quest for the medical bees out there…

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Even if your insurance doesn’t cover it, I’d head to Urgent Care.  It could possibly be a staff infection.  I’m by no means a doctor, but I know I would personally get it checked out, just in case.  Especially if your midwife suggests it.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

What about a minor emergency room?  I always get in fast and it’s supposed to be your regular copay.

Last year when I had an allergic reaction, I broke out into red bumps. 

What about a spider bite?

Post # 6
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2867 posts
Sugar bee

I’m not trying to scare you, but it could be a poisonous spider bite.  

Post # 7
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree that it could be a bite but if it is, after a week and a half I think you would have noticed other effects.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Is there more pus in it? Keep it boiled out with peroxide.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I agree with MissAsB, if it’s already been a week and a half you’ll most likely be ok for another few days…but I’ve never been to med school, just have a lot of friends/family members with medical backgrounds.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Could also be MRSA or staph infection, which patients typically describe as “started like a pimple.”

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ok, so getting medical advice from the wedding blog isn’t the best idea but I understand your predicament with the insurance coverage.  Anyway, an increased amount of acne is normal during pregnancy.  The one on your calf — if it is not increasing in the size of the redness, doesn’t hurt, and currently doesn’t feel full of pus — is probably not a big deal.  It is certainly not a poisonous spider bite at this point.  Sometimes staph/MRSA infections can look like this, but usually those would be getting worse and not just staying the same.  One thing you could do is pay close attention to whether it is getting any bigger and go see a doctor if it is.  Your plan to see the OB Wed sounds like a good one.  Disclaimer: nobody can really tell you what’s going on with your leg unless they are a trained medical professional who is examining you in person! 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@arborgirl: ditto. personally if it was me… i wouldnt go in at all. mrsa get worse as it progresses…. im just a nursing student but  if it isnt irritated or swollen, it was prolly just a pimple. a bug bite would hurt or be itchy or swollen. seeing the ob is prolly best, but if you can avoid a couple hundred dollars i would just keep an eye on it.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Please, please , please bees-STOP asking for medical advice on this site.

No Health Professional in their right mind is going to diagnose or give advice online.

If they aren’t going to do so, why on earth would you take advice from someone with no medical training?

Many insurer’s have call centers you can call and speak with a nurse who works from protocols. Ask your insurer if they have such a service.

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