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my big toe is swollen and purple and blood and puss is coming out aroud the nail what is going on thare is pain also

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Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
You : You might have an infected ingrown toenail. You'll not only need a course of oral antibiotics, but will need to have that piece of nail that's stuck in your skin removed. It's a simple and easy office procedure. No pain, no disability, and you'll feel better immediately. Go see a foot doctor!
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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