Saturday, September 25, 2010


Sometime early in the morning on Thursday, I was bitten by a mosquito (I think) on the back of my right hand.  At first I thought I was just having a serious allergic reaction when it started swelling way up.  So, I left work, came home and took some Benadryl.

On Friday morning, my hand looked like this

I have a tendency to just put things off and figure it will be OK after a while.  But with a swollen as my hand was, I went to see a doctor.  I was told it had turned into cellulitis.   Had to look that one up; Cellulitis is a common skin infection caused by bacteria.  I was put on antibiotics, and this morning the swelling is down by half and I can bend my fingers again.


  1. I'm so glad it is coming down. That picture is scary. May I suggest a romantic tropical theme with a mosquito netting for your bedroom?

  2. Scary, Indeed! My teen daughter woke me up one morning and showed me a similar hand--she had been stung by a bee. It wasn't that she was allergic to bees, but that the sting had become infected. She had to hang around the ER for three hours getting an intravenous antibiotic. Take care of yourself!

  3. Wow. I'm allergic to spider bites and will swell and can't bend my fingers but nothing like that. Glad to hear the swelling is down.