Hi there -
Had a very small splinter in my thumb and regrettably, decided to leave it alone. The area around the splinter began to swell until the whole tip of my thumb looked infected and gross really!
Dr gave me an antibiotic and it helped to minimize the swelling a little bit. I just finished another round of a different antibiotic and it has done nothing as far as I can see. The Doc was also afraid to poke around to find the splinter. I did have an x ray and ultrasound and very, very small they said.
Oops - diagnosed SLL January 2014, Chemo (B&R) starting April 2014, NED and W&W to present