A 55-year-old female asked:
Pa prescribed azithromycin for big toe infection -(skin around the toe.) is this a good medication for this? How many days to see improvement.?Thanks.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Hadfield answered
12 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: Azithromycin is good for the types of bacteria that cause skin infections, but there are others that work better. Many times the toe infection is due to an ingrown toenail and the nail needs to be treated or the infection will return once the antibiotics are stopped. If your toe looks like the picture it is an ingrown toenail. An antibiotic for skin infection should work within 2-3 days.
Answered on Jan 22, 2020
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