Leg infection: To train or not?



  • Kinda Fat Busting question and kinda an opportunity for you all to have a laugh on me.

    About a week or so ago I filled up a hot water bottle with just under boiling temp water, chucked it in a pillow slip and into bed. Fell into a deep sleep, woke up with a blister on my shin where I had obviously slept with it on the hot water bottle. SLept through a burn, who'd a thought it possible!

    Now the bastard has got infected and looking nasty. Doesn't hurt and I got some shit to put on it but should I worry about doing leg weight training and exercycling while it's still festering and yuck? A couple of people are suggesting I shouldn't. Last night I just did arms/shoulders but no cardio and felt ripped off.

    Any advice from Auntie Fern? Oh and if it's the wrong forum, please shift!

    Chin chin,

    Scorz with infected leg.



  • [quote name='Scorz']About a week or so ago I filled up a hot water bottle with just under boiling temp water, chucked it in a pillow slip and into bed. Fell into a deep sleep, woke up with a blister on my shin where I had obviously slept with it on the hot water bottle. SLept through a burn, who'd a thought it possible!
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    I did something similar once, got drunk, filled a hot water bottle with boiling water then crashed out with my foot on it, woke up in the morning with a massive bubble blister on the side of my foot by my ankle bone. Luckily mine didn't get infected.

    Don't feel so bad, you aren't the only numpty that's done it!!



  • I have no advice other than think about investing in an electric blanket or wear pants to bed xzxshout



  • mate, playing rugby in the tropics and hideous infections go hand in hand. I have had a couple of real shit ones that have left scars on my legs. However it hasn't stopped me playing or training.

    So my answer is no, it shouldn't stop you doing shit. however don't expect it to heal as quickly as if you treated it with respect. or expect the missus to stop telling you what an idiot you are and to just go and see a doctor.



  • Cheers M4L, yeah should just bite the bullet and suss out some leeches from the local medicine man. Scars eh? Chicks dig 'em apparently...

    MN5, I HATE electric blankets. end up rolling out of the bed!

    Cheify, commiserations eh!



  • Yes, chicks dig scars, but ugly ass ones from infected cuts on pasty chicken legs? Not so much

    Don't fuck around like i did, get some antibiotics and kill in quick



  • xzxsarcastic

    you muppet!!!

    keep training, keep it clean and dressed, get some of that honey dressing ointment stuff - that's the bomb for grass burns (I'm a touch tragic, I still dive around the field).

    and does your mum know!!!



  • [quote name='BartMan']xzxsarcastic

    you muppet!!!

    keep training, keep it clean and dressed, get some of that honey dressing ointment stuff - that's the bomb for grass burns (I'm a touch tragic, I still dive around the field).

    and does your mum know!!![/quote]
    I just can't believe I slept through it ay! I usually wake up if a ghost farts, so how the hell i snoozed through a burn... xzxunkown

    The stuff I got from the chemist appears to have reduced the redness. Got the piss taken out of me when I drew a circle around it to monitor any spreading, as the cute girlie at the chemist told me to.

    Think she knows about the blister, not about the infection...



  • People still go to bed with hot water bottles? I thought they stopped doing that in around 1935. We have this new thing here, called heating, which warms up the house and makes it unecessary to use a hot water bottle when going to bed. Perhaps you may have read about it in [i]Popular Science[/i] magazine.

    As for the leg infection, perhaps the local apothecary can mix up a poultice of wild elderberries and leech saliva to help heal the infection.



  • Scorz, nice one mate

    However doesn't get anywhere near a bloke my mate met. He had a badly deformed hand, my mate met him in a pub. On the guy leaving my mate asked about him. Story was he used to get well pissed up most nights at the pub and go home, this night he decided to sort himself out something for dinner the next day and started a casserole in a slow cooker... fell asleep and flopped over with his hand IN the slow cooker, which was barely luke warm. Obviously overnight it heated up but not in a sharp enough way to wake the boy up. So... he ended up cooking his hand over several hours.

    Welcome to North Devon and please don't touch your own family inappropriately.



  • Ouch! Fark that. I'll take a pesky infected blister over a munted hand any day!

    The cream has worked, infected area now clearing up, except it looks like a crater, or as a mate put it, an anus, on my shin.

    Dav, I live alone at the moment, so not much point in heating a place when I'm out ay! And Kiwi homes don't need central heating in the Dorkland part of North Island where I live, it only gets really cold in a snap about about twice a year. And on top of that, I fucking detest power bills from asshole power companies.



  • Cato with a top don't drink and fry story!

    From many 7's summers with multiple grass burns in not so great places, I highly recommend dressing it with paraffin gauze and just a (telfa?) pad over the top, taped on two sides so it's still a little open.

    You'll need to peel the gauze off under water everyday but definitely heals it up quickfast and tidy.


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