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red bite

I now sit at my desk completely distracted and worried. On the day I left Maine last week, I awoke with a huge red bump on a certain part of my body. At first, I thought it was a bug bite or evil pimple. But this mass has continued to grow in the last five days, and the irritation and pain level also has risen. The redness has spread and it's clear something has amassed under my skin. It feels like a round, hard rock and is sensitive to the touch. It doesn't itch, but sharp nerve pains occasionally spread down my arm. It seems recently that I can't have a successful vacation without some medical consequence. Remember last year when I came back from Palestine and had a mysterious illness and skin rash? I suspected that it was from hugging and touching so many dirty children in the remote villages I visited. Doctors never determined what the bumps were, but they eventually faded over time. What do you think this current mysterious bump is? Will I survive? :)) I know everyone loves to run and provide advice and opinions on RuNet. Help me! :)

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kremlin_curant
Aug. 20th, 2015 05:56 pm (UTC)
It looks like an small abscess. Definitely you must see the doctor ASAP. But you gonna be all right.
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 05:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks Dr. Kremlin_Curant! :) I hope it is not a cyst. I need to go to the doctor.
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Alex Winter
Aug. 20th, 2015 06:01 pm (UTC)
Lyme desease?
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 06:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, I hope not! :( But I do spend a lot of time in the forest during the summer, so there's a chance a tick has invaded my body.
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victorlv
Aug. 20th, 2015 06:03 pm (UTC)
It happens sometime. Just see your primary care physician.
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 06:05 pm (UTC)
He will just refer me to another specialist. But I'm not sure what type of doctor to see for this? Maybe a dermatologist?
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procurator0
Aug. 20th, 2015 06:05 pm (UTC)
At first I was afraid I was petrified
Thinking I couldn't live without you by my side
And I've been spending nights
Thinking how you did me wrong
And I grew strong
And I learned how to get along
And now you're back
From outer space
And I find you here with that sad look upon your face
I should have changed that stupid lock
Oh made you leave your key
If I've known for a second you'd be back to bother me
Go on now, go walk out the door
Turn around now
You're not welcome anymore
You're the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye
Do you think I'd crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die?

No, not I, I will survive
Long as I know how to love
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
And all my love to give and I'll survive
I, I, I will survive

It took all my strength not to fall apart
Trying' without my mind to mend my broken heart
I spent so many nights
Feeling sorry for myself, how I cried
But now I hold my head up high
And you see me, somebody new
I'm not that lonely little person who's still in love with you
Now you come dropping in
Expecting me to be free
Now I'm saving all my lovin' for someone who's loving me
Go on now, walk out the door
Turn around now
You're not welcome anymore
You're the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye
Think I'd might crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die?

No, not I, I will survive
Long as I know how to love
I know I'll stay alive
I've got my life to live
And all my love to give and I'll survive
I, I, I will survive

Go and go, walk out the door
Turn around now
You're not welcome anymore
You're the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye
Do you think I'd crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die?

No, not I, I will survive
Long as I know how to love
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
And all my love to give and I'll survive
I, I, I will survive

It took all my strength not to fall apart
Trying' without my mind to mend my broken heart
I spent so many nights
Feeling sorry for myself, how I cried
Now I hold my head up high
And you see me, somebody new
Not that lonely little person who's still in love with you
Now you come dropping in
Expecting me to be free
but I'm saving all my lovin' for someone who's loving me

Go on and go, walk out the door
Turn around now
You're not welcome anymore
You're the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye
Think I'd might crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die?

No, not I, I will survive
Long as I know how to love
I know I'll stay alive
I've got my life to live
And all my love to give and I'll survive
I, I, I will survive

peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 06:06 pm (UTC)
Good disco music is nice, but it will not cure or diagnose me. :))
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theodorexxx
Aug. 20th, 2015 06:09 pm (UTC)
Why did you tattoo the Mercedes logo?
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 06:09 pm (UTC)
Mercedes? :)) It is a peace sign. This was the first tattoo I got, during university.
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kovaliv
Aug. 20th, 2015 06:09 pm (UTC)
I can kiss it all goes.
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 06:12 pm (UTC)
Kisses only heal wounds when you're a kid. :)) This trick and mind game often worked on my nephew when he had small scratches from playing or bug bites.
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rider3099
Aug. 20th, 2015 06:13 pm (UTC)
But if it’s tick? Shannon, you must go to the doctor immediately!
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 06:15 pm (UTC)
I will Olga! I showed the bump to my colleagues today, and they all felt it and told me to immediately go to the doctor. They scared me, and I will now go and make sure it's not something serious. Thanks for your concern. :)
nkhaba
Aug. 20th, 2015 06:20 pm (UTC)
Shannon, if I were you I'd either go to an urgent care (since if you go to an ER you'll probably end up spending half a day waiting - in their opinion it's not a true emergency) or maybe if you have a friend who is a doctor just send him/her the picture to get an advice. Hopefully it's nothing serious.
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 06:21 pm (UTC)
I never go the ER anymore. There's a good urgent care place by my house, and it's much cheaper than an ER visit. I think it will be fine. Probably it is just some skin irritation. I have very sensitive skin. :( It has been this way since I was a child. I couldn't even wear normal diapers. My mom had to use cloth ones and continually wash them.
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notabler
Aug. 20th, 2015 06:35 pm (UTC)
Very best thing for all those unknown bumps is Russian old-fashion "Vishnevsky liniment" (Мазь Вишневского). It is made from tar and smells like hell, but always helps. This stuff saved so many lives during WW2. I still have it in my medicine cabinet and use sometimes
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 06:38 pm (UTC)
I've never heard of this ointment. Does it reduce inflammation?
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kuzzdra
Aug. 20th, 2015 06:38 pm (UTC)
If you develop super powers you'd have a legit reason to move to New York.
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 06:39 pm (UTC)
Sadly, I have no super powers. But if I had to choose one, I would wish to be invisible at times. :)
buddhistmind
Aug. 20th, 2015 06:41 pm (UTC)
Looks like a bite, nervous or allergic thing. Don't worry. :) If it's not gone after a week, show it to a doctor.
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 06:43 pm (UTC)
Now that I'm getting older, strange things are happening to my body and health. :(
letberg
Aug. 20th, 2015 07:11 pm (UTC)
Levomycetin will save your skin. The alcohol solution is the best (don't drink it though!) but it may be any other form (a cream or a gel or smth.). Can you in the USA buy such simple medical substances?
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 07:13 pm (UTC)
We can buy some topical treatments and gels/ointments over the counter. For instance, "Neosporin" http://www.neosporin.com/. I've never heard of "levomycetin." Very strong ointments usually require a prescription.
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jon_quille
Aug. 20th, 2015 07:14 pm (UTC)
Hmm. You need to visit House M.D.
Seriously, go to the doctor. Internet is not the best palace for cunsulting.
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 07:15 pm (UTC)
He was the coolest doctor ever! :)
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mat_uc
Aug. 20th, 2015 07:16 pm (UTC)



Edited at 2015-08-20 07:17 pm (UTC)
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 07:21 pm (UTC)
I need English subtitles, otherwise I understand nothing. :( I haven't practiced Russian in almost two years.
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Tvoi Angel
Aug. 20th, 2015 07:31 pm (UTC)
Ask Victoria? she is clever doc.
http://tropical-doc.livejournal.com/
peacetraveler22
Aug. 20th, 2015 07:39 pm (UTC)
She is an amazing person! I remember her post in the LJ community "One of my Days." What an interesting life she has!
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