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How To Tell When A Toe Is Getting Infected
Don't play games: If you have an infection see a doctor before it gets worse. Topical meds may not be enough. ...Read more
18 mo old has wood splinter in his toe. Leave it be or try to get it out? I don't want it to get infected (obviously!)
Wood you believe?: Because of the relatively small size of the toe at this age, removing the splinter is not as difficult as expected. Having said that, I much prefer that the splinter work it's self out. Less traumatic experience for both patient and parent. Depending on the many possible circumstances, soaking repeatedly tends to make self extraction easier. Many times a mild cellulitis also delivers the splinter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: See podiatrist foe evaluation and treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
My foot toe is infected and when i wakeup in the mornings the pain is almost killing me i can't move my foot, do I have to get it xrayed and checked.
First you state you : Have an infection...So yes, see a doctor as if it is not treated the infection can spread. Not being able to move your foot may have to do with the infection ..In either case if it is killing you then it would be wise to have it checked. Whether or not you need an x-ray, the foot doctor can decide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you broke the skin at the level of the fracture and the bone was exposed to air then infection is a possibility. The fracture needs to be thoroughly washed out and antibiotics may be necessary. If it just an abrasion or minor cut that doesnt comminicate to bone, then no treatment is necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ingrown toe nail which is now infected and I am in a lot of pain with it Tried to get it out but can't it's very inflamed whole foot now sore ?
Visit Casualty Room: We call it the "Emergency Room" here in the States, but from what it sounds like you may have irritated the area enough to cause a bigger problem. The toe nail probably needs to be completely removed- which is best done by a doctor with local anesthetic. Besides, you need an evaluation for 'cellulitis' or localized infection there. Stay off the foot/leg, take some acetaminophen and go there ASAP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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