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A 28-year-old female asked:

My big toe that is infected. it started off swollen and sore along the side and now it is open with a red like skin coming out with pus. it's very painful i can't wear any shoe or even socks not even a blanket can rub against it. advice? been a month

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Infection: You likely have an "ingrown" toenail. Consider seeing your PCM or a podiatrist so that this can be treated. Oral antibiotics may be needed as well as removal of a piece of nail. In the meantime you can soak in epsom salts.

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