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A 23-year-old female asked:

Y big toe is swollen and purple puss come out in the side get crusty been cleaning it pain 2 month and i don't have insurance?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Infection: You need to see a dr for this prolonged infection. Look for local resources--either county health department based or community clinic that will see you on sliding scale or for free, or if no other option, go to er to be seen & get treatment, then work with hospital's billing/social work dept's to negotiate payment.
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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
Podiatry 16 years experience
Ingrown toenail: It seems like you have an infected ingrown toenail. You should try to soak the area in epsom salts and warm water on a daily basis. If the infection does not resolve you should see a podiatrist for further evaluation. Untreated infected ingrown toenails can cause the infection to spread and could also infect the bone which is underneath the nail.
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Last updated Jun 23, 2018


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