See, in that disgusting rendition below (if you choose to read more and view further), the flesh on my chin has begun to dissolve into crusty oozing disgustingness. This is not normal at all. I would love to think it's a fungal infection like a bad pimple or a skin disorder, but the analytical part of my brain knows that this cannot be ignored. I've been dousing the thing with neat tea tree and lavender essential oils for the past couple of days, and so it technically should be getting better and at least drying out, unless its serious - and on a serious note - the lesion grows. My tour guide thinks its probably just herpes. And in the wise words of Doctor Evil - "Auh no" and I want to tell him to "zzzzzip it" and do his job. Alex, the eccentric, and all too kind wise man with whom we are staying, pulls up my tear stained face and the look on his face confirms that what is going on, on my face is indeed not normal.
We are leaving for a larger town today called Arenal, and I am going to head to a clinic or hospital as soon as we arrive.
And because the usually bubbly happy person that I am is now indeed pouting, my tour guide NOW thinks something is up, and he says that he will go to a clinic with me.
After arriving in Arenal we head to a clinic where they take samples and test for the mosquito infection, and a variety of other things... we wait for results... a couple hours later - I love how efficient health care is here... Yay!!!!!! It's not a mosquito infection and it is a bacterial flesh dissolving infection and I am not, yes... not contagious... and better yet... they have pills for this. I am so relieved. It is now time to go and unwind in the hot springs of Arenal with the rest of my group.
Arenal is a volcanic mountain town - hence the hot-springs.