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I've been cutting a lot this past week and some odd days and everything seemed fine until my one cut on my left forearm began to hurt bad. It's not super red or really hot but today it opened up a bit and I squeezed it and when I did, a bit of puss came out before it turned to a clear substance. I picked at the wound a bit to get rid of any infected surrounding infected flesh and cleaned it with peroxide. It's not really deep but I still don't want an infection. What should I do? Topical antibiotics? Tell my doctor on Tuesday when I go? I also think a keloid is developing. Could that be the reason for the redness? Any and all help is appreciated. I would like not to have to go to urgent care if I can avoid it, as my parents have no idea that I am still self harming.
This is an old link, so perhaps someone here knows of an update or further findings.This was about mental deficits in general, but mood was the main focus. Autism was not the only condition discussed, it just was the nicest summation of an example: "Perhaps the most disturbing demonstration of the immune system's potential to influence the brain and behavior was a set of movies played by Judy Van de Water of the University of California, Davis. Van de Water is a co-investigator on a large study looking for environmental and genetic risk factors for autism. She and her colleagues have found that some mothers of autistic children have antibodies against proteins in the fetal brain. To investigate whether these antibodies could be interfering with fetal brain development, the researchers purified antibodies from human mothers of autistic children and injected them into gestating monkeys."