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post #1 of 121 (permalink) Old 03-15-2007, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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I am having a very hard time right now. I left work tuesday night (I am a waitress) and was sexually assaulted. I went to the hospital, did the police report and took the 'day after' pill.

I don't want to talk about the assault right now. My question is bite marks. I have them on my thighs, buttocks, neck and stomach. They really hurt, a lot. I am on antibiotics. What can I do for comfort? Ice? Heat? I am in a lot of pain and needs something to relieve it. I told my son I fell at work and that is why I am walking slow and am in pain.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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I am very sorry. I think heat would probably be the most helpful for bites, at this point it isn't swelling but sore and tender muscles that are hurting.
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Thanks MoutHy. I have so many of them I am wondering if hot shower? Bath? Those heating pads that can be applied and left on?
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Those heating pads that can be applied and left on?
these things hurt coming off, so i wouldn't think they would be a good idea. i would take a hot bath. do you have antibiotic stuff (like neosporin)? i would use that on the wounds as bites tend to get infected easily.

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I don't have any neosporin, but can pick some up. I need some aleve or pain killers anyway.

I just hurt so badly.
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Aleve would be okay and it would help with any inflamation. I might stick with something like Motrin because you can take it more often. I buy 200mg tablets and take four of them as instructed by my Dr. for pain. Does your insurance have a nurse line just so you can confirm any pain med advice? Some hospitals will have 800# nurse lines.

I would also use Neosporin because human mouths are filthy. I'm suprised that you were not given something when you were in the hospital.

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I would be having lots of warn baths, yes. Try not to mess with the bites too much though, i would think applying an antibiotic ointment once a day should be enough. You don't want to handle them too much when they are already at such risk to get infected.
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I have been taking lots and lots of showers. Only problem with baths is the bottom of my tub has those non-skid stickers on them. I have bites on my butt and I am affraid it will irratate them if I sit. Maybe a hot shower and stick my bum in a bucker. Not a bucket, but one of those foot soaker buckets? I know I am not explaining it right.

Thank you everyone for your advice.

I don't know why the hospital didn't give me any topical creme. They could have told me what to do, but I was pretty out of it and just wanted to go home and sleep.
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can you pick up one of those inflatable rings to sit on in the tub? i am pretty sure walgreen's, etc sells them.
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You could lay a towel down on the floor of the tub. Adds some laundry, but should allow you to have a more comfortable sock in the tub.
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OK, a sock probably wouldn't help. I bet laying a towel down would help you have a comfortable soak though Click here to enlarge
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sock in the tub Click here to enlarge (for the record, i wrote sock in the tube there first, which is almost as funny).

i didn't think about a towel. that is a good idea.
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Good idea Bettlebum. I did call the pharmacy and the will deliver whatever I need. (I don't have anyone to go to the store for me and it hurts to walk). I told them I will call within the hour.
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Aleve, a long hot soak, and I am so very sorry.
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Epsom salts might irritate the open wounds; once they're closed, though, the Epsom Salts will help with the muscle soreness.

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My god. I'm so very, very sorry to hear this. I can't add anything to the excellent advice given to you already, but do you have anyone who you can depend on right now? I hate the thought that you might be alone while dealing with this.



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I dont know when you posted this, but, I wanted to let you know that I will be thinking of you. I know you dont know me from Adam, but know that someone is thinking of you.
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Oh holy hell. Click here to enlarge I don't know what to say. Please PM me if you need to talk to anyone.
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I'm so sorry. Click here to enlarge Is there anything you need or we could do for you right now? That's probably a silly question since we all probably live far away..but I thought I'd throw it out there.
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