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Ingrown Toenail Pus
Onychocryptosis is the medical name for ingrown toe nail. The nail can be flat or curved and still be ingrown. The margin of the nail impinges into the flesh (nail fold) on either side of the nail or even the end of the nail. This can lead to violation of the skin (paronychia) and open you up to infections. These are painful and can easily be treated ...Read more
My toe has swelled and has pus or some other discharge coming out of it. I think it is an ingrown toenail.?
Infection: Most likely infected. May have started with an ingrown toenail but more serious problem now. You need to see your doctor, have the toe evaluated, cultured, and start an oral and topical antibiotic. In the meanwhile, keep it clean, minimize activity, avoid tight fitting shoes, apply an otc antibiotic such as polysporin or neosporin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What should be done about an infected ingrown toenail that can be done in my own home? (already cut the nail and drained pus; how to keep it clean?)
Keep it clean : Try warm water soaks twice daily with a little betadine in the water. Keep a bandaid on the open area. Also, wear a shoe that does not put pressure on your toe until it is fully healed. It is often too tight shoes that cause the problem in the first place. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I took care of what I believe to be an ingrown toenail by myself a few days ago. My toe became red, swollen, and now there is pus. What should I do?
Toe next to big toe is inflamed, bright red, pain but no pus. Pain keeping me up at night, no ingrown toenail, what could this be?
My big toenail on my left foot has been hurting off and on for about a year. I've squeezed pus out of it. I have an ingrown toenail? Any options, other than surgery?
My partner has a painful big toe and it bleeds and has pus and it has made his toe have a lump on it. Ingrown toenail?
Four months after getting an operation for an ingrown toenail, there is still swelling in the skin of 5mm, near the nail. It created pus and abscess and it is not healing. What should I do?
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