A member asked:

My big toe along the left side of the nail is purple and has green crusty discharge. what's wrong with my toe?

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Dr. David Lipkin answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Paronychia: The description suggests a Paronychia, which is an ingrown toenail injuring the adjacent tissue and causing pain and infection. Mild forms often respond to warms compresses and home care but you should have a physician evaluate your condition as you may need antibiotics and possibly removal of part of nail. SEE:http://wb.md/1MgC1Ee

Answered 4/27/2019

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