Following the initial injury caused by me taking out my personal frustrations on the oven of a gas cooker using wire wool without wearing gloves, I received attention from A&E - basically a dressing and a course of antibiotics.
Later my doctor on examining my hands and extracting a few short strands refused to believe that there were a multitude of foreign bodies and it seemed to me that he inferred that it was psychosomatic.
(Incidentally the same doctor took early retirement following on from a Court case where it was shown that he had been guilty of assigning a condition as psychosomatic instead of referring the patient for specialist assessment. The patient had considerably later seen another doctor, been referred to a specialist and successfully treated.) Sorry, I had to get that 'off my chest!
A number of years later I presented myself at A&E, unfortunately the by now the presumably degraded fibres did not show up on an X-Ray, and I went away, perhaps being over-sensitive, feeling my credibility further damaged. I have not subsequently had the strength of mind to pursue the matter.
Sorry to subject you to all that. Finally and probably a lot more relevant, its not true to say there are no problems in between. If ever I break my skin, say gardening or working on the car etc. , the wound takes months to heal, as the scab is surrounded by reddish raised skin with a build up of black matter both surrounding the scab and embedded in the scab. To help it heal, I often massage with oil which removes the debris but within a day or two the wound once again resembles the pre-treatment condition. Some times it takes 3 or 4 weeks before the wound remains 'clean' and heals. However, the area remains slightly raised and the skin callus-like.
Looking forward to your response, Stuart.