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I cut my foot an a nail. What do I need to do?

I cut my foot an a nail. What do I need to do?

See a doctor: Depending on the size and depth of the cut, it needs to be cleaned and possibly sutured. Need to check your tetnus history, need to check for any infection. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a ingrown toenail and i need help removing it?

What to do if I have a ingrown toenail and i need help removing it?

Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read more

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What to do if i think i might have a small tailor bunion on my pinky toe. What can I do to help it?

What to do if i think i might have a small tailor bunion on my pinky toe. What can I do to help it?

Surgery, inserts.: Unfortunately, there are no braces or exercises to get rid of a tailor's bunion. If you elect to have surgery, there are several ways your surgeon could go about it. Depending on the angle of your bones (you'll need an x-ray), there are many different procedures to choose from to correct your foot. If you would rather, cortisone injections to the joint or orthotics can improve symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an ingrown toenail, how do I numb the pain to fix it?

What to do if I have an ingrown toenail, how do I numb the pain to fix it?

Ingrown : Do not try to remove it yourself that will only make it worse even if you got it numb. See podiatrist for simple procedure in office. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a corn on my toe what can I do to remove it?

What to do if I have a corn on my toe what can I do to remove it?

Corn: A corn looks like a skin problem. It is really a hammertoe representing a contracted toe. The contracted toe causes the bone inside the toe to rub against the skin from the inside and then pushes the skin against the shoe. That combination creates a corn. You need to have your toe examined by a podiatrist. He or she can order x-rays of your foot to determine the position of the bone and advise you of what needs to be done to fix it. ...Read more

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Hi I have a cut on my finger and I need to know. Does it need stitches?

Hi I have a cut on my finger and I need to know. Does it need stitches?

Can't say : Without more information . We try not to stitch fingers if not absolutely needed . Be sure it is well cleaned out and tetanus up to date .if in doubt have it checked. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an ingrown toenail :( infected. what do I do?

What to do if I have an ingrown toenail :( infected. what do I do?

You see a foot : Doctor who will fix you all up in about five minutes. (Once your in the exam room) ...Read more

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What should I do to help my ripped off toenail?

Soak in warm soap wa: Initially soak in warm soapy water and keep clean. Apply an antibiotic ointment to the nail bed with band-aid. Evidentually a new nail will start to grow in. ...Read more

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How do I know my toe is broken? When do you need an x-ray?

How do I know my toe is broken? When do you need an x-ray?

You don't: Unless there is severe deformity of the toe an x-ray would be needed to see if it was fractured. ...Read more

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What to do if i think i broke a little toe and twisted my ankle, should I go to the doctor?

What to do if i think i broke a little toe and twisted my ankle, should I go to the doctor?

For sure: Why would you want to walk around with pain....A podiatrist will x-ray your foot and ankle and help you with both problems.... ...Read more

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What to do if I have a blister on my foot how do I bandage it up?

What to do if I have a blister on my foot how do I bandage it up?

I would : Likely pop it with a sterile instrument then pay betadine and a bandaid. Do not deroof the blister, . ...Read more

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What do you suggest I do to get a thorn out of my foot?

What do you suggest I do to get a thorn out of my foot?

Tweezers?: If you can't grasp the end, try soaking in warm water and squeezing skin to help push out. If can't get it out consult podiatrist. ...Read more

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What should I do about an ingrown toenail when i can't see a doctor?

What should I do about an ingrown toenail when i can't see a doctor?

Pain, redness.: Redness and pain along the nail border, sometimes with drainage indicates an "ingrown toenail". If your ingrown nail is infected, you'll likely need antibiotics, and possibly a nail procedure. If you can't get in to see a doctor, soak the toe 10 min/day in luke warm water and epsom salts, use a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment, and cover with a bandaid. ...Read more

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What to do if I am pregnant and have a ingrown toenail. what should I do?

What to do if I am pregnant and have a ingrown toenail. what should I do?

Soaking: I would soak in warm water and epsom salt to keep it from becoming infected and consult with a local podiatrist soon. Depending on how far along you are, you may need a partial nail avulsion. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid a trip to the doctor's if I have an ingrown toenail?

What can I do to avoid a trip to the doctor's if I have an ingrown toenail?

Why avoid?: Not sure the rationale to avoid the doctor's office and suffer with pain with an ingrown nail. The ingrown nail is a sharp piercing body into the skin that can cause pain, infection, and suffering. Having that shard removed is the best treatment for this and avoiding a doctor is not the right answer. ...Read more

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I cut my foot an a nail. What do I need to do?

See a doctor: Depending on the size and depth of the cut, it needs to be cleaned and possibly sutured. Need to check your tetnus history, need to check for any infection. ...Read more

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I cut my foot on a nail. What to do?

I cut my foot on a nail. What to do?

Seek treatment: If the cut broke the skin and creatied bleeding it needs to be cleaned well. You need to make sure that your tetanus shots are up to date. If not you need to see a doctor for proper treatment. ...Read more

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I cut my foot and a nail. Clean. What to do?

Nail: Clean your foot with soap and water and keep the area clean. It depends on weather or not the nail cut you or caused a puncture wound. This is very important. A puncture wound needs medical attention asap. This type of wound could cause a deep space infection and possibly surgery. If a cut only, then after soap and water, dry with clean dry towel and apply neosporin and band aids daily. ...Read more

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I stepped on a rusted nail last Monday and cut my foot 3 days later it was still hurting so I went and got a tetanus shot just to make sure I would be ok. Now exactly 1 weeks after it happened I’ve had a headache all day and now my jaw hurts to open?

I stepped on a rusted nail last Monday and cut my foot 3 days later it was still hurting so I went and got a tetanus shot just to make sure I would be ok. Now exactly 1 weeks after it happened I’ve had a headache all day and now my jaw hurts to open?

I am not: an infectious disease doctor so I just referred this question to Dr Hunter Hansfield. If Clostridium tetani did infect your foot eight days ago - I don't know if the tetanus shot that was at least 3 day out (you didn't specify which day you got the tetnaus shot was ) would prevent Tetanus or not. Hopefully Dr Hansfeild or one of the other infectious Dz Docs will respond to your question. ...Read more

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Foot Injury: At around 4:30pm today I hit my foot, smallest toe is slightly cut into, vertically. And ring toe is bruised under the nail. Pulsing?

Foot Injury: At around 4:30pm today I hit my foot, smallest toe is slightly cut into, vertically. And ring toe is bruised under the nail. Pulsing?

No cause for concern: The small superficial cut on your small toe shouldn't be much of an issue as long as you can move your toe and feel the sensation at the tip of the toe. If the edges of the cut are gaping use tape to bring edges together. The blood collected under the nail should resolve on its own in a few days otherwise you can go to the Dr and get it drained to relieve the pressure ...Read more

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I cut my foot on glass in a dirty creek what do i do?

I cut my foot on glass in a dirty creek what do i do?

Up on Cripple Creek.: Depending on the severity of the cut, either handle it yourself or get to an urgent care for treatment. If capable, clean the wound with soap and water being careful to clear the wound of all debris. Apply a antibiotic ointment and sterile compression dressing. You need to check with you physician to determine when you last tetanus booster was. A dose of antibiotics may also be in order. ...Read more

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I have cut my foot on glass. Do i need a tetanus jab ?

I have cut my foot on glass. Do i need a tetanus jab ?

If you haven't : Gotten one in 10 years its a good idea. Though, glass would not be as much of a concern as say metal. ...Read more

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I cut my foot & now it hurts to walk, but its not pink or puffy?

Cut: Well the first thing you should do is clean the wound with soap and water the best you can. If it doesn't appear to be deep, and will stop bleeding with pressure after a few minutes, then you may be ok. But, if its deep, i think you need to see a doctor asap to determine if you need stitches or not along with wound care, tetinus boost, and or antibiotics, . ...Read more

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I cut my foot open on a lid this afternoon. What's the best first aid?

I cut my foot open on a lid this afternoon. What's the best first aid?

Go to ER or PCP: You need to seek medical advice-er, pcp, etc. The most important thing is when was your last tetanus shot and are you up to date. Second, is preventing bacterial infection. The laceration needs to be thoroughly cleaned with saline and depending on size/depth of lac. Possibly sutured. Best to have it evaluated by a doctor or nurse. ...Read more

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Cut my foot in the lake didn't cover it till 4 hours later I put alcohol & bandaid but about a week now & it hurts and I saw a little bug come out it?

Cut my foot in the lake didn't cover it till 4 hours later I put alcohol & bandaid but about a week now & it hurts and I saw a little bug come out it?

This is serious : you need to see a podiatrist right away. You may have a serious infection and or a retained foreign object in the foot and possibly more "bugs" in your foot. ...Read more

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I cut my foot on glass very painful. What the best thing to do?

Get it examined: You need to have this checked to make sure there is not glass in the wound or that you have not cut a nerve. Need to make sure there is not an infection starting. ...Read more

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I stepped on something unknown and cut my foot. The area around the cut is swollen. Does that mean there's something inside?

I stepped on something unknown and cut my foot. The area around the cut is swollen. Does that mean there's something inside?

It is not unusual: to have some swelling and edema around the area of a cut. In addition it is not unusual to have something embedded in the tissues around a cut. The only way to tell for certain will be to see a health care professional and have the area (cut) examined and treated. ...Read more

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I cut my foot pretty good on a piece of glass it bled quite a bit but I finally got it to slow down I superglued it shut is this a permanent solution?

I cut my foot pretty good on a piece of glass it bled quite a bit but I finally got it to slow down I superglued it shut is this a permanent solution?

Hopefully: Things to watch for: Red, swelling-infection Numbness, white skin-damage to nerve or blood supply Can bend toes or part of foot-tendon or muscle laceration Is your tetanus shot up to date Red streaks-infection Superglue is a carcinogen-don't use it again ...Read more

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I cut my foot bad a few weeks ago on glass and super glued it shut It finally healed, but it's still super sensitive and hurts. Why does it still hurt?

Glass vs infection: There is a chance you glued your wound shut over a small piece of glass or dirt which can form a foreign body in your foot. The body walls these off and can form a painful granuloma. You could have an infection brewing as well. Either way you should get that checked out by a professional soon. ...Read more

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I cut my foot in the pool and it was bleeding could it get infected from the chlorine?

I cut my foot in the pool and it was bleeding could it get infected from the chlorine?

Just the opposite: Chlorine is in pools as a disinfectant, i.e. it kills bacteria and viruses. The chance of infection from a cut in a chlorinated pool less than it would be otherwise, not more. If the cut is large enough that you think it might need stitches, visit an emergency room or urgent care clinic. Otherwise, just use a bandaid and keep it clean and dry. ...Read more

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Diabitis, my toes getting no feeling. What should I do? I am horror future I should cut my foot.

Diabitis, my toes getting no feeling. What should I do? I am horror future I should cut my foot.

MANY things...: Could be peripheral neuropathy. See a doctor for treatment options. There are many medical foods (metanx, neuremedy, etc.) that can be helpful and even reverse some of the symptoms. ...Read more

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