Yesterday I was feeling under the weather. It happens, I know.
But, I also during the day seem to have caught a nice patch of friction burn on my left shin. Don’t ask me where from, I can’t tell you. It hurts like blazes, is rather warm to the touch, and makes walking difficult.
Besides waiting for it to cool down and heal in its own, what can I do? I have to work tomorrow, and little kiddies are not responsive to “Stay here, because I can’t walk properly!”
I would - there’s quite a strong match between the symptoms you’ve described and the classic symptoms of Cellulitis (your feeling under the weather yesterday included).
In the meantime between now and your appoinment with the GP, keep an eye on the affected area - if you observe anything that looks like red streaks spreading out from it, get yourself straight to an emergency clinic.
Weaver of Nightmares, the best thing to do is consult your doctor. Medical advice given on a message board is dubious at best, and downright harmful at worst. (“Poultice” for example.) In light of that, we ask that you not start threads seeking medical advice; your doctor is the best person for the job.