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A 50-year-old female asked about a female:

My son's big toe nail has separated slightly from the skin and is smelly and oozing. the nail was quite bruise, but is now yellowish.

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
See a surgeon: You are describing a bacterial infection under the nail. It needs to be treated by antibiotics and by drainage. A hole must be made through the nail to allow drainage, followed by soaks. Make an appointment for today.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Fungus: Please call your PCP to make an appointment to be evaluated for fungal or bacterial infection.
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Last updated Apr 25, 2018

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