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Treatment for green toe infection?

Treatment for green toe infection?

See podiatrist: Do you mean the nail is green? This is likely fungus. If there is green drainage or pus this could be a pseudomonas infection that would require an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Last couple years my toes have been dry and cracking I use some lotion and it helps some, but now the skin in between a couple toes slightly green.

Last couple years my toes have been dry and cracking I use some lotion and it helps some, but now the skin in between a couple toes slightly green.

Possibly fungal: Infections. Athletes foot usually presents early with cracking and even dryness. I would recommend seeing a podiatrist as this could have originally been athletes foot that now has a secondary infection. ...Read more

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My left pinkie toe is green and my right one is blue. Is this bad?

My left pinkie toe is green and my right one is blue. Is this bad?

Is that Teal......: If the color change is due to some physiological function such as diabetes, vascular disease or some infective process, well, things could be better. If a traumatic event took place, then it would be expected. If it's due to an environmental issue such as stain or dye from the shoes or socks, then you can relax. To remove all doubt, have your doctor or a Healthtap specialist examine it. ...Read more

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My big toe is green, purple, and black. I dropped a table on it yesterday. Is it broken? Or will I lose my nail?

Tough to say...: See a podiatrist for an evaluation. It could be broken, and I can usually predict if someone will lose a nail. ...Read more

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I'm very embarrassed of my left toes nails they have turned green and look terrible and deformed not sure what it is or what to do?

I'm very embarrassed of my left toes nails they have turned green and look terrible and deformed not sure what it is or what to do?

Infection: Probably best to see a doctor. Green toenails can be a sign of certain type of bacterial infection called pseudomonas. You may need to take an antibiotic for this. ...Read more

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My big top my toe hurt. It have green and mark and blue mark. It hurt to bend down. It hurt to walk on it. What should I do? What wrong with my toe?

My big top my toe hurt. It have green and mark and blue mark. It hurt to bend down. It hurt to walk on it. What should I do? What wrong with my toe?

It's not toe late.: You've injured it somehow. The color is probably from bruising. Because you have damaged the toe, it may be difficult to move it. If it is not swollen, there's probably no severe damage. To remove all doubt, you might want to have it x-rayed. Since you did not say when this started, it is difficult to advise you to do anything else. ...Read more

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My toe is swollen && green. It hurts what should I do?

See doctor: There is obviously something wrong......you may need antibiotics if that swelling is an infection.....what exactly is green? ...Read more

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I, as a sous chef, work 12 hours a day. Recently my big toe turns blue/green at the end but by the next day it's back to normal. I'm growing concerned?

Circulation: Your problem sounds like it's vascular in nature. A vascular problem could be benign or may need intervention. Only a thorough work up by your doctor would determine this. ...Read more

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Why is there green puss coming out the connor of my big toe? There is green puss coming out the connor of my big toe. It hurts like I stubbed it. What is wrong with it?

Why is there green puss coming out the connor of my big toe? There is green puss coming out the connor of my big toe. It hurts like I stubbed it. What is wrong with it?

You: You probably have an infected ingrown toenail. You'll need the little piece of nail that's stuck in your skin removed and go on antibiotics for a week or so. The procedure to remove the piece of nail is quick, easy, simple and painless, and there is no pain afterward. The longer you take to go and get this fixed, the longer you'll be in pain. Do yourself a favor and visit your friendly podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the side of my big toe size of a green pea & it hurts when I push down on it. Do you know what I can use for it to leave?

Need to diagnose: First it needs an exam, how long has it been there? Has it grown rapid or slow, is it hard or soft? Answers to thse questions will yield a better answer. See your podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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My big toe has a green spot on it with weird oozing liquid?

My big toe has a green spot on it with weird oozing liquid?

Oozing spot on toe: You MAY have an infection. Please see your doc ASAP to clear it up before it gets worse. Are you diabetic? All the more reason to get it treated now. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I had a pain on one of my toes then my toe nail turn purple then today my toe nail turn green is that normal?

If it was a bruise.: ...It can come from the toe hitting the end of the foot gear. The purple is the natural color, ; green is also cn as the bruise heals. They can b very colorful. ...Read more

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My toe nail is blue n green because I dropped a heavy bowl on it, do I have to have it drained or will it get better in time?

My toe nail is blue n green because I dropped a heavy bowl on it, do I have to have it drained or will it get better in time?

Subungual hematoma: You do not necessarily need to have it drained unless it remains painful, as draining the blood is mainly for pain relief. If there is a greenish colour then that suggests that the blood is beginning to be broken down and reabsorbed. There is a chance that the nail may loosen and detach, but if that happens a new, healthy nail will grow out in its place if the matrix of the nail bed is uninjured. ...Read more

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Help my big toe nail has been discolored for about 6 months now. At first it was reddish blue and now it's blackish bluish and a little green now.

Help my big toe nail has been discolored for about 6 months now. At first it was reddish blue and now it's blackish bluish and a little green now.

Hematoma: It sounds like a subungual hematoma. This happens usually from injury from injury to toe. Reddish blue is most likely active bleeding and black is old. The green is concerning. It should be evaluated for healing/infection. There are some bacteria that turn things green so you should see a podiatrist to evaluate. Healing bruises also turn many colors. The bruise has to grow out. ...Read more

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