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my toe has swelled and has pus or some other discharge coming out of it i think it is an ingrown toenail

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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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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Podiatry.: I would encourage you to get up the courage to see your podiatrist. If there are fragments of nail growing into your skin - the infection will contin ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
See your doctor...: There is obviously something wrong. If i had a patient that wasn't healed after that amount of time i would take an x-ray and take a biopsy of the ar ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
You will have pain: Due to poorly fitted narrow tipped shoes outer edge of nail big toe grows into flesh, causing pain, aggravates by wearing shoes.Some times you can se ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Separation anxiety.: Discoloring of the nail can be caused by several things. Your history narrows the possibilities. An examination would simplify getting to the real pro ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Genetics: There is a familial tendency to ingrown toenails. If this is recurrent see podiatrist dom for permanent procedure with phenol to narrow nails.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
An what?: If it got infected you may need an antibiotic.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Ransom
32 years experience Podiatry
Shoes or foot type: if your toenail is chronically ingrown. You may have flat feet or your shoes may not give u enough room. Pointy shoes do come with their challenges. I ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Need to see MD/Podia: You said you removed the ingrown toenail.I don't know how you did it by yourself.It is infected and you need to consult your podiatrist or your doctor ... Read More
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