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i cut my foot on a nail what to do

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Nail wound: Persons who have completed primary immunization against tetanus, and who sustain wounds which are minor and uncontaminated, should receive a booster d ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Cosenza
28 years experience in Podiatry
Nail: Clean your foot with soap and water and keep the area clean. It depends on weather or not the nail cut you or caused a puncture wound. This is very im ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
See md: If you have not had tetanus shot in over 5 years you need to see md. Otherwise immediately soak foot in clean soapy water and cover until you see prim ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Griffin
15 years experience in Podiatry
See a doctor: You should see a doctor asap to determine if you need a tetanus booster and to determine if the foot is infected.
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Put antibiotic : Ointment and bandage it up....if it is bleeding elevate your foot and apply Ice to help stop and apply a compressive bandage...look for signs of infec ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
See a dr.: What's your tetanus history?
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Lewis
19 years experience in General Surgery
Blood Blister Heels: Blood blisters can happen from trauma or from bites. Best at this time is to protect it. Leave it intact, most blisters will reabsorb and become cal ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Soap and water: Keep the toe clean with soap and water and then dry thoroughly. Apply some antibiotic ointment and a band-aid. Observe closely for infection. If pa ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let try to help: If the nail got separated or almost separated cut it off, try to see the doctor may you need x-ray you could have fracture in the toe. Keep it clean b ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Clean: Keep it clean. Can put a layer of nail lacquer. It will grow back.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
See your GP for on--: Ward referral to a dermatologist or orthopod to treat it by freezing or a cautery to get rid off it. I think derma. Also use salicylic acid on it to t ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
That you haven't...: ...taken yourself to the ER yet. OMG--get there now please.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
36 years experience in Podiatry
Conservative tx: Clean the big toe daily with soap and water and apply neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) or triple antibiotic on the area and cover with a ban ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience in Podiatry
See a podiatrist: This may be more than just a simple puncture. Tissue or outside debris may have been implanted into the wound. You also may require a tetanus vaccina ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Find?: It is there or it's not. A hangnail is a nail that is hanging off or partially torn. If its not there - don't go looking for it. How to cut? Very care ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience in Podiatry
Don't call-us a wart: The first thing that must be done is examine it closely and make sure that it isn't a wart in disguise. Warts can easily be mistaken for simple callou ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience in Emergency Medicine
I think: You already told us what it is...A cut. Not sure i understand what you are asking.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience in Podiatry
It depends: On what's causing the bump. If it's bone because the fracture is displaced, you need to have it put back. If the bump is a collection of blood, you ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Blister: If you can keep it open to breath with a sandal, that is best. Otherwise Keep it clean; use OTC neosporin & Cover it with bandage/bandaid. Should ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Nothing: Just wash it. Did it bleed?
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
12 years experience in Podiatry
Depends: on if it is a wart or a corn... I recommend different treatments for each. You are welcome to upload a photo or video and we can discuss your diagnos ... Read More
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