Huge infection from small tiny burn - German Shepherd Dog Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
Elite Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,805
Huge infection from small tiny burn

So, I was pulling a hot pan from oven on Thursday night. Got a small burn, no big deal at all. Totally forgot about it. Went to work on Friday and Saturday. Sunday morning woke up and it was red and about the size of a quarter. Burning and itching, but I put some medication on it. Went to bed and on Monday morning it was a big bigger and redder, painful, but I just went ahead and cleaned it up, put on meds and went on with my day. Tuesday morning had to go to work it was now about the size of a 50 cent piece, red, blistered looking and painful.
Went to work and during the day watched as the 50 cent piece got bigger and the edges of the circle starting moving down my hand onto my wrist and across my hand. Decided to go to Insta care and they sent me to emergency room. Seems I now have a massive infection, celuitis under the skin... IV antibiotics, oral antibiotics and have to watch it closely to see if the redness keeps growing or starts going away.
Have to go to work today, so its wrapped, gloved and painful. what a mess, all from a simple tiny burn.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	burn.jpg
Views:	1194
Size:	46.0 KB
ID:	22568  
wyominggrandma is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 12:20 PM
Crowned Member
Stevenzachsmom's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 5,350
Oh my goodness!!! You poor thing. Praying for a speedy recovery.

Stevenzachsmom is offline  
post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 12:22 PM
Knighted Member
kiya's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Long Island
Posts: 3,334
Wow I wonder why it got infected? Just like you I always brush off things like that. Hope it gets better fast.

Lakota - WGSD 1/13/10
Wolfen - WGSD 12/31/14
Bull -WGSD 2-10-10
Apache - Shiloh Shepherd 12/15/02 - 6/9/15
Kiya - Shiloh Shepherd 5/15/04 -12/19/25
kiya is offline  
post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 12:25 PM
Crowned Member
Sunflowers's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 9,024
Those things can get out of hand so fast when you least expect it.
I hope you're not in too much pain and that it goes away quickly.
Sunflowers is offline  
post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 12:25 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Beautiful Pacific NW
Posts: 11,005
Um, hate to state the obvious, but as a vet tech, you didn't realize it was becoming infected when it grew?
msvette2u is offline  
post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 12:26 PM
Senior Member
apenn0006's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Winchester, KY
Posts: 311
Should've let your dog lick it I hate when minor inconveniences turn into big deals. Last year my mom had a spider bite on her upper lip that turned into staph that wouldn't go away. She ended up having to go in for intraveneous antibiotics.
apenn0006 is offline  
post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
Elite Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,805
Yea, I did, but was just hoping it would resolve itself. I hate going to doctors and I hate feeling sorry for myself. I didn't want to make a big deal of it.
I am sure it got infected from one of the dogs or something from work.
Am hoping this doesn't turn into a staff infection, this one is a mess already.
wyominggrandma is offline  
post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 12:35 PM
Elite Member
jang's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: titusville, fl
Posts: 1,100
Wow...that looks painful!!! Who would have thought something that happens like that all the time would get so bad..I hope you are feeling better soon and it gets no worse...

jang is offline  
post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 12:57 PM
Crowned Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 19,496
Ouchie! Glad you are getting the right meds now. I get staph infections a lot. My Dr. says my body acts "allergic" to certain staph bacteria that are normally found on human skin (not dangerous stuff like MRSA) but for some reason my body wigs out about it. Often I get staph infections just from a little pimple. When I had the dog bite I had to pull out the stitches early, not because the *bite* was infected (it was fine) but my body was waging war on the stitches. I hate taking antibiotics but sometimes it's the only solution. Luckily mine have all been treatable before needing IVs.
Liesje is offline  
post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 01:01 PM
Crowned Member
Shade's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 8,694
Ouch! Doctors and nurses and the like are always the worse patients

I hope it clears up soon, that looks really painful


My Pack:

Jasmine - Female Miniature Poodle - born Aug 15, 2010
Loker Delgado Von Stalworth - Male GSD - born Jan 26, 2012
Koda & Zazu - 7 year old male cats
Alex - Male Cocker Spaniel (rescue) - RIP Cuddlebug 2007-2010
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Shade is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome