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toe pain from scab, what should i do?

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Dr. Marco Coppola
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
Tight shoes?: A scab is a normal part of a healing boo boo. Using antibiotic ointment helps prevent the scab. If you have a scab on your toe and you have pain, it may be because your footwear is too tight in that area. Try wearing loser shoes until the scab goes away.
Dr. Marco Coppola
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
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Also, make sure the wound isn't infected: redness, warm to touch, or pus. If any of these signs are present, show your doctor.
Jan 12, 2017

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