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my ingrown toenail infection now has black around the pus pocket what should i do

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Make appointment: Ingrown toenails and other minor toe wounds and infections are a leading cause of limb amputations. Sounds crazy and dramatic, but the underlying vasc ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Fried
63 years experience Diabetology
YES!!: Any infection in a diabetic is a cause for concern. See your doctor as soon as possible.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
12 years experience Podiatry
Gangrene: would be rare for a young and healthy patient to get with simply soaking in vinegar for a short time... however, if a patient has limited blood supply ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Campbell
49 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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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ingrown toenail: Use warm compresses and ice for 20 mins a piece. 20 mins warm. 20 mins ice. You will likely need An antibiotic and someone to fix the ingrown toenai ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Still infected: Any drainage means it is still infection, see your doctor asap!
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Health tap Prime: The easiest way to get it treated is to connect through Health Tap Prime service. Eventually, you may need to have the ingrown toenail removed. This i ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
See a physician: If you have an infection from attempting to self treat an ingrown toenail, it is time to see a physician. Infections need to be properly managed and i ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Depends.: As an ingrown toenail becomes worse, it will set off the body's inflammatory response to it. Redness, swelling and pain will start. The granulation is ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
18 years experience Dermatology
Have it checked: What you describe is a condition known as onychocryptosis or ingrown toenail. The symptoms can vary from very mild to severe depending on how long it ... Read More
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