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

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
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
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Toenail: For goodness sake, go see a clinician that can remove the nail and initiate antibiotics and give you some relief.

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Fried
Diabetology 64 years experience
YES!!: Any infection in a diabetic is a cause for concern. See your doctor as soon as possible.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: Urgent medical attention is needed, in diabetic, neglected infections may lead to amputations and other septic complication.
Dr. Jeffrey Boggs
Podiatry 29 years experience
Yes: You should have this looked at by your podiatrist as soon as possible. It could become worse with time.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 13 years experience
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
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
You state: Your 20 so I would highly doubt it is gangrene. If its infected, just to see a foot doc and have it taken care of correctly.
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Blood Blister...: I'm thinking that that small black dot on the skin, near the nail is probably a very small amount of blood trapped under the skin. Leave the spot alon... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Campbell
General Practice 50 years experience
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
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Still infected: Any drainage means it is still infection, see your doctor asap!
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 14 years experience
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
Podiatry 44 years experience
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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