So I have this habit of picking at things: scabs, hangnails, chapped lips, you name it.
And in the winter I get rough, dry skin on my elbows, just perfect for picking at.
And I picked at my left elbow (because I’m right handed) and made it bleed a little.
Okay, no big, it happens.
And a few days later I’m noticing that my stupid elbow is hurting.
And it’s swollen and red and warm.
And I end up in urgent care and yes, it’s infected and here’s your antibiotics.
And don’t pick at things!