I feel like I'm a lot more prickly than I either used to be or want to be; I also feel like that prickliness doesn't come out uniformly, that it gets triggered by certain contexts.

Assuming that's true:

  1. What can/should I do about this triggering?
  2. What can/should I do to prevent the prickliness from leaking out to situations where I'm not triggered?

Localized infections are problematic but manageable; I don't want this to spread.