I teach 6th grade. One of my students said that his finger was stinging and he wanted to go to the nurse. We were going over something for a test and I asked if he could wait a few minutes and then he could ask again. He never did ask to go to the nurse again, but 15 or 20 minutes later my finger started stinging. I thought it was strange and perhaps psychosomatic. After school I noticed my finger was discolored and looked bruised brownish and felt as though it had a chemical burn like from a harsh cleaner. I showed the school nurse the next day, but she just looked at it with a mini flash light and said it looked as though I had hit the finger which I didn't . She started using a cleaner on her hands.It is about 3 days since this happened and my finger is still discolored on the one side, but it has not spread. It had felt a bit strange initially the first day, but feels normal now. What would be your advise? Do you think that it might be an insect sting? Staph? Some chemical or a school prank? I haven't had class with the student since but he hasn't been absent. He doesn't seem like the type that would do anything like this. Thanks!
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.