A member asked:

I cut the nail "to close" on my big toe and it hurts when i wear my shoes. what would you recommend?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Danny Proffitt answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Keep the toe clean with soap and water and then dry thoroughly. Apply some antibiotic ointment and a band-aid. Observe closely for infection. If painful enough, try some ibuprofen. If red, streaking, pus or hot, you may need to see a doctor.

Answered Dec 4, 2011



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Dr. Morris Westfried answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Use cotton to relieve pressure and separate skin from nail until nail has chance to grow and minimize chance of infection.

Answered Jan 11, 2012



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