A week ago, I had my wart cauterized. It was big that the dermatologist had to inject anesthesia. After the procedure, he prescribed an anti-bacterial ointment, which I did not buy. Boo!
After two days, the wound got infected. Ang kirot. But, I said to myself, “Nung bata nga ako, mas malaki pa dito sugat ko, Merthiolate lang ang katapat.” So, I didn’t bother seeking professional help despite my husband’s insistence.
To alleviate the kirot, I took Mefenamic Acid. I also took Amoxicillin.
Seven days after the cautery, the wound got bigger and eekier. That was the time I decided to have it checked by a dermatologist (not the one who cauterized my wart).
Dermatologist: Anong nangyari dyan?
Me: Na-infect po ata. Pinacauterize ko po pero di ko nilagyan ng ointment.
Dermatologist: Ah, nagtitipid ka, eh lalo ka ngayon mamamahalan. Bibigyan kita ng antibiotics.
Me: Doc, umiinom na po ako ng antibiotics. (proud pa)
Dermatologist: Anong tinitake mo?
Me: Amoxicillin po.
Dermatologist: Ah, nagdoctor doctoran ka. Hindi eepekto amoxicillin diyan.
Had I not been so tipid (to a fault), I wouldn’t have ended up spending P800 plus for antibiotics and P200 for taxi fare, and I wouldn’t have suffered anxiety and sleepless nights brought about by the kirot.
Hay naku…stupidity at its finest. Lol