This is beyond weird. Supposedly my ENT used disolvable stitches - THREE WEEKS AGO!!
The biopsy site has remained swollen, stitch material was still working it's way out a few days ago, and I've been feeling really yucky the last couple of days. Really good with oral hygiene too and just went to new dentist a week ago and there was NO sign of infection at the biopsy site. So tonight, I'm thinking I best take a looksie and there are three pustules now at the biopsy site and what is even wierder?
I just yesterday had my annual with PCP, including CBC and such, my white count is not elevated, my RBC is slightly LOW, nothing in lab work shows any sign of infection, it's Friday night so I can't even get to the ENT until Monday...AND...
oh silly me, I am ASPLENIC which means I must have antibiotics following INVASIVE oral procedures and I FORGOT to ask her about that and does anyone have any ideas how I can manage this between now and Monday?
I don't know if I should go to urgent care tomorrow or not. My BP is back up elevating again, I feel like crud as I do anytime I get an infection and I unfortunately don't fight off bacterial infections.
Should I go to urgent care tomorrow?
I really messed up. It didn't occur to me that EVERY oral surgery I am always given antibiotics (and prophalixis antibiotics prior to cleanings) and I am certain it did not occur to that NEWBIE ENT that being asplenic makes me very vulnerable to bacterial infections.
All I can know to do now is back to warm salt water rinses and LOTS of vitamin C, but I don't think I can manage between now and Monday without it getting worse.
Gotta love AI's - that isn't helping matters either. Kind of creeped out too, as why the DROP in my WBC's and RBC's with a brewing infection? Platelets dropped again too, tho still normal range, platelets have been dropping since Dec 2012 and my PCP says nothing to worry about.
Any ideas anyone?