On Tuesday while mowing I had gotten a thorn from a wild rose bush in my hand, right in the crease where the thumb meets the palm. I didn't feel it so didn't know it was there until I put my hands back on the push mower handle and shoved the thorn deep into my hand. I stopped and pulled it out, it was sore but nothing too bad. Last night I noticed it was a bit more painful and when I got up this morning it was swollen, red, hot, and I couldn't bend my thumb at all. I reopened the hole and got some gunk out but not the piece of thorn that must still be in there. Years ago my grandmother and parents always had Prid Drawing Salve around for just such things but it is difficult to find these days and at this point I need some immediate relief. Right now I have a piece of bacon fat over the hole and held on with a bandage. I was looking online for other homemade remedies that work to draw out thorns and splinters and such but the ones I found require more obscure ingredients than what I have here at home.
If any of you know of something simple to mix up with common household things that works as a drawing salve please let me know. I am trying NOT to have to go to the doctor office to have this dug out if at all possible.
Thanks so much in advance, I anxiously await your idea's!
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