Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Centre Hall,, Pennsylvania, USA:

My seven year old son had a hairline cut, resembling a paper cut, at the base of his thumbnail against his skin. It got sore and then got worse even though we cleaned it with peroxide and put Neosporin and Bacticin on it several times. Now, it is swollen and something is actually protruding out between his thumbnail and the skin. It almost looks like a second thumb nail or such is starting. It sticks out now about one-eighth of an inch. It is really strange looking. We took him to his pediatrician, but not his endocrinologist as we thought this is unrelated to his type 1. The pediatrician seemed little concerned and prescribed an antibiotic, first, a penicillin derivative (to which he was allergic), then, something else.

It has been about 10 days now (two days since he has been on the antibiotic) and although it hasn't gotten worse, it hasn't improved either. Do you have any suggestions? Is this something we should contact our endocrinologist about? I find it hard to believe it is diabetes related at all.


Your endocrinologist is likely not going to be helpful. Your pediatrician, however, should be re-consulted about this problem. Most pediatricians would suggest that if a treatment is not working, or if additional treatment is necessary to solve a problem, you should probably get an additional appointment to review your concerns. This is not likely related to his diabetes.


Original posting 30 Jun 2006
Posted to Other


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: (none)
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.