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How to make an epsom salt soak for infected toes

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
Podiatry 33 years experience
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Dr. jeffrey Trantalis, dpm
Podiatry 42 years experience
Seek medical advice: If this mass appeared suddenly, without trauma, seek medical attention. Xrays can be beneficial. A soft tissue mass is a possibility. There is some in... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Ransom
Podiatry 33 years experience
See a doctor: iccthymol is good for drawing the stuff out of boils. It works mostly on liquid things. Glass has a way of moving around. You do not want to wait with... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Jeu
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Please : Please see your physician. A patient with a wound on the foot can get in serious trouble. The wound can easily get infected and not heal well. This... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Yes and no: Soaking may be of benefit at times, however your physician may not want you to perform soaks under certain circumstances. Diabetic foot ulcer need to... Read More
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 12 years experience
Wound care. : Diabetic ulcers will generally heal if you offload the area (decrease direct pressure with an insert, or a wheelchair), have your doctor trim the call... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Some: Soaking in epsom salt & water may helpto soothe the skin and reduce the swelling. But if it is a true ingrown toenail, at least a portion of the nail ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: This is an old tried method which seem to work well
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funarianswered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
You : You should see your doctor as this may indicate that you have an infection that requires treatment you cannot do as well as antibiotics.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Yes, you could: But it would be best to see a podiatrist to have it properly cared for and to have antibiotics prescribed.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Infected or not?: I am unclear as to whether your toenail is bothering you because it is infected or just not nice to look at? It should grow out again in time. Dependi... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 47 years experience
Think that it's ok to soak to help drainage and infection, but suggest using an old fashion product, borros solution in the bath tub. This can be soun... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
Dermatology 31 years experience
Boils: The best way to treat a boil is to naturally cut it open and get the infected gunk out. You can do that best by going to a dermatologist for incision ... Read More

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