I have had a painful ulcer on my index finger which ran under the nail too. It took 6 months to heal, and has just had granulated/crust skin over the site. Last night I woke with it throbbing, swollen and with pus underneath. It is excruciatingly painful, worse than the first one. I'll see my GP tomorrow, and I have very strong painkillers, but I can't find a position to keep my hand in to help relieve the pain. Have any of you got any suggestions? I'm not sure if I should keep it raised, in a sling, or avoid using my hand. I work full time and can't afford to take time off, so I need any tips to make it as comfortable as possible.
I hate having scleroderma- the only people who have any idea of how it affects you are others who have it. Doesn't help that most people have never heard of it!