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how do u know if you have an infected toe?

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Dr. Todd Skiles
31 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: Infections usually present with swelling, redness and sometimes drainage if there is an opening in the skin. Infections are typically due to bacteria and usually are treated with antibiotics.
Answered on Feb 5, 2013
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Dr. Fred Birnbaum
43 years experience Podiatry
The hallmark of infection is PAIN! This is usually accompanied by redness, swelling and sometimes .
Feb 5, 2013
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Pain, swelling, red: Pain, swelling redness are signs of a local infection. People may later develop systemic signs of infection which including fever and chills if the infection is severe.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Carlos Rojas
11 years experience Podiatry
Infected or not : Basic signs of local infection: pain, redness, inflammation, warmth.
Answered on Oct 18, 2016

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