U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 20-year-old male asked:

How do i treat a cut that is under my pinky toe near the bending area? it seems to be just a cut but is painful while walking. treatment suggestion

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection which should be evaluated by a primary care physician.
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Try: If the cut is deep and bleeding immediate urgent care or emergency room consultation is necessary. If superficial and not bleeding much a carefully placed bandage can brace the toe and stop the bleeding. Apply pressure for 1-2 minutes if mildly bleeding . If still bleeding it will be best to get examined.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Keep clean: Clean with mild soap and water 2 times a day. Use Bacitracin (light coat) and a band-aid. A gauze bandage wrapped around it might cushion it. Wear shoes that hurt the least. If you have not had a tetanus shot in 10 years, get one. If you have redness, pus, increased pain, warmth, swelling call MD or go to UC asap. Stay off it as much as possible, of course. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks for the Thank You note. It was awfully nice of you to write one. Hope you are all better- which you should be by now.
Aug 18, 2017

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Oct 24, 2017

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.