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Pahrump, NV
A 28-year-old female asked:

Infection in toe, whole toe throbbing, doc appt monday, do i need to be seen immediately or can this wait? worried about bone infection...

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 38 years experience
?fever, red lines?: I suspect you may have an infected ingrown nail having had them myslef, they can be extremely painful. The big decision is can you wiat for three days. If there is no fever, there is no streaking up your foot/leg, and you are able to tolerate the pain until monday, then you can wait. Soak your foot in epsom salts, gently pull the overgrown skin away from nail. Take Ibuprofen for pain as needed.
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