March 13, 2013 3:38 PM Subscribe
I am an American traveling in Spain and have to go to the ER. What do I need to know?
posted by sockorama to health & fitness (29 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I have an infected abscessed joint and have emailed my doctor at home who said I need to go to the ER ASAP. The skin around the wound is swollen, red and painful and spreading rapidly. i need oral antibiotics and feel flu-like. Except I'm in Spain. What do I need to know about costs? What else? I'm here for a few more days, but the wound is oozing several tablespoons of cloudy, orange liquid and is excruciating. I tried a topical ointment dispensed from a farmacia but it hasn't done anything.