I just got back from the doctor. He gave me Millipred DP (Prednisolone). It's an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. It is also a steroid that helps with swelling. I'll be taking it for 6 days. It's supposed to counteract my reaction to Methosulpate, which is in a lotion I was using.
|What an allergic reaction looks like. You have to be careful not to itch because the hive can turn into blisters.|
This doctor had no clue what to do about my hematoma. I fell the first part of October. Hematoma is a big, nasty bruise. It concerned him. I think it's just because of the wide red reaction around it from the Methosulpate! He said that if I was a football player, he'd have me go to physical therapy. He acted like he didn't know for sure if that is what I should do. He wrote me out a prescription to see a physical therapist. Mind you that he didn't want to see me in the first place about the hematoma. He wanted me to see a dermatologist. The dermatologist wanted me to see my regular doctor. I decided to say, "Screw them both!" and went to Urgent Care. The lady in the Urgent Care didn't seem the least bit concerned about my hematoma. She said that they take a long time to go away; the signs that it was itchy, raised and shrinking meant that it was healing.
|The circle area is where my Hematoma is. The red area around it is hives from Sulpha.|
You may be wondering, "Why don't you switch doctors?" I may. To be honest my doctor is very convenient. He's five minutes from my work. If and when I'm sick, I hate driving any sort of distance. Not to mention time off from work is less when he's so close. Usually my doctor is very blunt and to the point. I do like that quality. At least he was honest about not being sure what to do. Ideally I'd love to find a doctor that was like my son's pediatrician. He listens, he researches, he calls you back personally, he visits in the hospital on the way to his vacation, he does home visits for Emerson and he is nice. Doctors like that are hard to come by!