Got bitten by something like a horse fly last weekend , which gave rise to a 1/2 golf ball lump knee my . Itchy annoying thing leaked alot of goo and was starting to go by thurs . Self treated with Germolene / sudocreme .
Sat noticed redness and swelling in same area , with itchy and sensitive skin .
Leg now has swelled by about 25% , from foot to knee .
Its very red and hot to touch .
Skin feels tight and stretched over most of leg .
Articulation of ankle restricted due to swelling .
Leg fairly itchy and sensitive , so i keep on covering area with germolene .
Feel fine in myself , no temp , no dizzyness , hungry and normal body functions all ok.
Tried NHS direct , 4 - 5 hour response time .
Steph / strap infection through insect bite requiring a 10 day course of Dicoxcillin ( sp ) ? from my interenet based research ... . .
My choice would be A + E at 0600 tomorrow , get prescription . Go to work .
Trying to get a DR appt where i live is impossible as the oldies bulk book them to give them something to do .
no cat / bad aids comments ta, or amputate the leg with a jigsaw either .