Or, the swelling came down in 5 days while you also happened to be taking anti booties.Benadryl didn’t touch it, thus the drive in to Moses. Anti booties after 5 days brought the swelling down.
A doctor friend of mine happens to make fun of me if I use topical antibiotics on a wilderness trip, insisting there are actually no studies to prove they make a difference.
But who would want to take a chance, not me. J