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Dr. Howard Fox
42 years experience Podiatry
You : You probably have an infected ingrown toenail. You'll need the little piece of nail that's stuck in your skin removed and go on antibiotics for a wee ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Zuckman
42 years experience Podiatry
Soak: Soak it in warm water and see a podiatrist. A portion of the nail may need to be removed to resolve the problem.
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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
Soak...see the Doc: Begin soaking your toe in a white vinegar/water (1:4 ratio) solution and contact your podiatrist. The vinegar solution will help reduce the degree o ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Infection: You need to see a dr for this prolonged infection. Look for local resources--either county health department based or community clinic that will see y ... Read More
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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
14 years experience Podiatry
Ingrown toenail: It seems like you have an infected ingrown toenail. You should try to soak the area in epsom salts and warm water on a daily basis. If the infection d ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Lemme
35 years experience Family Medicine
Keratosis or wart: When the skin is repetitively rubbed from friction against shoes or between toes, the skin will thicken and form a hard bump or ridge that can be pain ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
Are you a : Diabetic or have some immune problem or poor circulation in your feet? If any of the above is true, then I am worried that you may have a joint or bon ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
16 years experience Podiatry
Ingrown toenail: You should see a podiatrist to have the ingrown nail removed. In the mean time you could soak the toe in epsom salts and water, and apply an antibacte ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenstein
42 years experience Podiatry
Infection: If you have pus and drainage, you need to be seen by a podiatrist. I think soaking in white purified vinegar followed with antibiotic cream. You nee ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
24 years experience Podiatry
Athletes foot: It sounds like you have athletes foot. It is a fungal skin infection that can manifest just like you described. Keep your feet clean and dry. Chang ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
A blister : You made the diagnosis. Drain with sterile instrument. Do not take roof of blister off just let fluid inside ooze out, cover with bandage. Observe for ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Nail bed infection: It sounds like there is infection in the nail bed. You may need an incision around that area to let the pus completely drained with or without antibio ... Read More
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