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Infection caused by ingrown toe nail

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Campbell
50 years experience General Practice
Yes: Probably an ingrown nail due to wearing ill fitting shoes. Needs to be treated with soaks with Epsom salts and wearing properly fitting shoes that do ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Paronychia: This is an infection along the border of the nail. As long as this drains and you keep it clean it should heal on its own. Sometimes this is due to ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Yes, and yes: When there is pus, there is infection.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
12 years experience Podiatry
Toe pain.: Toe pain can be due to many things, including an ingrown toenail, arthritis, trauma (did you stub it?), too-tight shoes, or arthritic conditions like ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Number of things: It depends on where it hurt/location. It is possible you have a nerve entrapment if pain is sharp.
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are nee ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Could be: It certainly could be an ingrown toe nail, which would cause your toe to be red, swollen, and painful. I would not hesitate to be seen and treated.
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Little-toe much pain: Ingrown little toenails don't seem to all that common. More than likely a cellulitis secondary to unappreciated skin trauma. If it persists much longe ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
See your friendly: neighborhood podiatrist and they will fix you up….sounds like you made the diagnosis.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramis Gheith
18 years experience Pain Management
Toe pain: Toe pain may be unrelated to a local infection and ma be arising from the spine. Complex neurological pain pathways exist which may account for your ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe/not: This may be a superficial cellulitis (deep skin infection) that has not reached the bone. Your evaluation should help sort out this issue.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Time for re-visit: This is a common initial management often done along with soaks. If he is worse take him back.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
See a foot doc: You may need an antibiotic or a minor surgical procedure depending on what it looks like.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
13 years experience Podiatry
Ingrown Nail: Nails should be cut straight across and allowed to grow past the cuticle a couple millimeters. If the ingrown nail is red, swollen,  tender or has any ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometime ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. Soak to soften the area and try to get it free. If you can't ge ... Read More

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