I was just needing some thoughts on what the best course of action might be in my situation. I cut my finger a couple of days ago. I cut it almost at the very tip and it was not a huge cut. I used peroxide, tea tree oil, silver colloid and echinacea tincure and let it soak. I put aloe vera gel from the plant I have and things seemed to be going nicely-- I thought. No redness, swelling, oozing, etc. Still the area which was actually cut seems to be doing ok, but now I've developed swelling, redness, and pain at the 1st knuckle area about a 1/4 inch BELOW the cut.
Since it is not actually around the cut I kinda feel helpless as how to treat it before it gets worse and travels up the arm. I had a cut on my other arm do this lastyear and ended up needing IV antibiotics for 5 days.
(I am a type 1 diabetic so I'm prone to "getting bad" quick.) Since I have a syringe do you think injecting into the area of pain with silver colloid would be effective or just make matters worse? The cut is scabbed over so I feel like that wouldn't be a good point of entry for what I'm using to treat, or am I mistaken? Anyway, any advice would be appreciated.