Clare Stajlla visited her GP yesterday. She is allergic to most antibiotics but is suffering from what is believed to be an infected mosquito bite after a trip to Croatia.
She said her first port of call would always be her GP but due to her allergies she was advised to go straight to hospital if the bite on her foot did not get any better.
After it got worse overnight her mother brought her to the Queen Elizabeth.
A&E departments across the country are having what some people call "a challenging" time and others say is a full-blown crisis.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham is a major trauma centre treating the most severely injured casualties from across the Midlands.