Things that should not mix: a hangnail-biting problem and a bad cold. For example, my thumb right now. I think I must have drawn blood and have gotten the area infected because my thumb is sore as hell, swollen, and it's only gotten worse over the hour.The most I've been doing is washing my hands frequently under hot water and washing with soap, but I don't know what else to do! I'm worried about seeing a doctor because my French isn't that good, and I've heard from other people's experience that the doctors aren't very helpful in this manor.I'm freaking out because I really need both thumbs right now (more on that later)and it really hurts!Any idea for what I can do?Is there a doctor in the house? Help!