OK here's the lowdown. Over the last few days I've somehow acquired a painful rash on my right thigh. It started as just a mild irritation that I coudln't shift, but it's turned red and angry looking. Now, I know for a fact this isn't a fungal infection of any sort, because I'm very meticulous in my hygeine so, I figured that it was because I'd been wearing my long thermal underwear under my jeans and they'd been rubbing... or perhaps my washing powder hadn't totally rinsed out of some of my clothes. Not a worry, I re-washed everything and I stopped wearing the thermals (and boy I'm regretting that because it's damned cold). The rash hasn't gone - instead I've also gotten a rather painful swollen lymph gland in a rather inconvenient place I'm wating to hear from my doc about getting an appointment, because I know it's going to have to be checked out. I'm not overly concerned because I'm fairly sure it's going to be something like a minor infection in the gland and the rash is bound to have some explaination like an allergy - that's what it feels like, anyway. I was just wondering if anyone knows of a way to cut back on the pain I'm feeling at the moment - the lymph gland in particular is the worst, it feels like a rock and I just want a little relief to be able to sleep a bit better I've tried painkillers, but they don't seem to be strong enough and any stronger meds have to be gotten from the docs themselves.
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3/1/06 at 2:27am