NOT a medical advice thread, I already saw a doctor.
A few days ago I was going down the stairs and slipped hard. Got a really nasty rugburn on my hip and left hand.
The one on my left hand - hurt a good amount, bled at the time of injury. I washed it and went to bed.The next morning - You would swear there was no injury at all. The skin at the injury site was a bit pink, but no pain, no scab, no blood, no nothing. Huh. I must have a mutant healing factor, or something.
Yesterday - I woke up and the wound was screaming. Bright red, swollen, oozing. This was what made me see the doctor - concerns about infection and all that. I didn’t get enough time with him, but after describing it and him examining, he said “It’s fine. Just keep putting Neosporin on it”. Which I did. And by the end of the day, swelling was gone, pain was mostly gone, no more oozing and there’s a proper scab forming.
My question - and if I had had more time with the MD I would have asked - what caused that delayed response? Why did it go from injury - nothing - wound? Was it an infection? Is there something unique about friction injuries that makes them present late?