Hangnails :-(

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Registered: 01-27-2012
Hangnails :-(
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Thu, 10-04-2012 - 3:24pm
My poor little Valerie had to go to the pediatrician today for infected hangnails. She got an antibiotic cream and had to soak her hands and feet in warm water. We had to do that while Thumper was nursing. If her nails don't improve by tomorrow night, we're looking at a hospital stay and IV antibiotics, so we'd appreciate your prayers!

PS - I'm upset the hospital nurses dismissed my concerns instead of telling me to moisturize her fingers and toes to prevent the issue. It's pretty common in newborns, so I just wanted to share FYI so we don't see anymore infected hangnails.

- JM

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Registered: 10-05-2006
In reply to: txdela
Sat, 10-13-2012 - 12:44am
I didn't know that can happen. I am glad the cream is working.
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Registered: 07-08-2009
In reply to: txdela
Sun, 10-07-2012 - 10:03pm
So glad things are better! I've also never heard of that before.
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Registered: 01-27-2012
In reply to: txdela
Sat, 10-06-2012 - 6:36am
Thanks so much. The cream is working! She just has a tiny bit of redness left. She was a trooper to wear socks on her hands for two days - it did make BFing the little rascal easier though. ;-)

- JM

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Registered: 03-13-2006
In reply to: txdela
Thu, 10-04-2012 - 9:19pm

Never heard about this before your post. Sending a prayer your way :-) Hope Valerie feels better soon. Hugs