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Doctor insights on: Infected Cuticle On Toe

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Will my ingrown toe nail heal on its own?

Will my ingrown toe nail heal on its own?

Likely not.: If you stepped on a nail until you removed the nail, it likely stays in the foot. ...Read more

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Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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Under skin red spots on end of big toe. Also have toenail fungus on same toe.

Under skin red spots on end of big toe. Also have toenail fungus on same toe.

Red dots: near toes could be an extension of fungus onto the skin from your toenail. Get some help and see a podiatrist or skin doctor for more clarification and treatment. ...Read more

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Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?

Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?

Nail bruising: After trauma to nail, it one can get a pooling of blood under the nail (subungual hematoma) which gives the nail a purple/maroon discoloration. If injury is recent and there is pain, please see dermatologist right away. It may be necessary to drain the blood from under nail. Whether nail will be lost depends on how much trauma and how much blood presses on junction between nail plate and bed. ...Read more

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Big toe sore, skin red, squeezed and pus came out side of toe nail. is it a possible ingrown toe nail ? Infection ?

Big toe sore, skin red, squeezed and pus came out side of toe nail. is it a possible ingrown toe nail ? Infection ?

Yes: Probably an ingrown nail due to wearing ill fitting shoes. Needs to be treated with soaks with Epsom salts and wearing properly fitting shoes that do not cause pressure on the toe box if you have diabetes sees doctoras this pilfer serious. ...Read more

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Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?

Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?

See a : Podiatrist or dmatologist among some of the more common problems are fungus, bacteria, subungual keratinization. There are other possibilities but those are the three most common. (Each using different treatments.) ...Read more

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How come the infected ingrown toe nail keeps coming back?

How come the infected ingrown toe nail keeps coming back?

Because the nail: Grows back exactly in the same way each time. If the nail borders are curled in, when they get to be a certain length they cause pressure at the tip of the toe. Break through the skin and you get the infection. Cut back the nail and the infection clears, but its a matter of time before it grows back to where it was. Stop the problem by a matrixectomy procedure, usually performed in the office. ...Read more

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My toes are infected under the nails?

My toes are infected under the nails?

Treatment depends...: ...On whether the infection is bacterial or fungal. You will need to see a podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Improper nail on right foot toe.

Improper nail on right foot toe.

Depends on the prob.: Some causes of nail conditions include trauma due to tight shoes, infection, and medication side effects. Get the nails inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Big toe nail fungus and blood blister underside of toe. Saw a podiatrist, he clipped the excess toenail and the pain is now under the toe.

Big toe nail fungus and blood blister underside of toe. Saw  a podiatrist, he clipped the excess toenail and the pain is now under the toe.

I assume the : Blister was drained? So, the question is is there raw skin that is hurting? Is it possible you developed an infection? Is there a bandage in or did you take it off. If you took it off what do you see? ...Read more

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Can ingrown toe nails resolve on their own?

Can ingrown toe nails resolve on their own?

Not usually: Most toenails require help to grow out or will need removal. ...Read more

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Blue/purple base of toe nail after injury. Will my nail fall off?

Blue/purple base of toe nail after injury. Will my nail fall off?

May: Depending on the type of injury it is probably a good idea to have this evaluated by a specialist, especially is this is the result of a crushing injury, to ensure that there are no other concomitant issues such as a fracture. ...Read more

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Toe nail injury -- nail attached, but nail bed exposed. What's the best treatment?

Toe nail injury -- nail attached, but nail bed exposed. What's the best treatment?

Bandaid and topical: The best treatment would be to get the wound assessed by a doctor. With that said if the there are no lacerations in the nail bed and the rest of the nail is attached firmly, no treatment would be necessary except for maybe a bandaid with topical antibiotic cream for a few days. If the nail is loose it may need to be taken off by a doctor or it may fall off on its own soon. ...Read more

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Bruised under nail of big toe. Is this fungus?

Bruised under nail of big toe. Is this fungus?

Probably not: Bruises beneath the toenail are usually caused by something forcefully dropped onto or pressing the toenail. If the nail becomes chronically bruised from shoegear or activity it could lead to enough damage that fungus could begin to grow beneath the nail and cause an infection. ...Read more

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Blister under toenail, swollen cuticle, what to do?

Blister under toenail, swollen cuticle, what to do?

Soak in warm water : And see if by squeezing down on it the blister ruptures, if so apply antibiotic with bandaid.... You may need an oral antibioitc if it looks infected.... ...Read more

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Big toe broken then got bone infection?

Big toe broken then got bone infection?

Have it evaluated.: With an infection you will need antibiotics. If the infection is down to bone you may need to have the infected bone removed. You may need IV antibiotics. You may also benefit with hyperbaric oxygen treatment. Have your foot evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Had ingrown toenail on big toe,removed it. where toenail came off nail bed it wont grow back.i have half toenail on big toe.why won't it grow back.Ty?

Had ingrown toenail on big toe,removed it. where toenail came off nail bed it wont grow back.i have half toenail on big toe.why won't it grow back.Ty?

In the Details.: Some toenail surgeries will allow the toenail to regrow. But, there are procedures that permanently stop the nail from regrowing. This variation is usually explained before the surgery is done and your consent given. Having said that, some times the nail root is stunted during the nail removal procedure. This can temporarily slow regrowth of the involved nail. You might check with the surgeon. ...Read more

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Black line on my toe nail?

Black line on my toe nail?

Could be: A normal variant, blood, fungus, melanoma. The concern would be melanoma and hence should be checked out. ...Read more

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