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Ingrown toenail with black around the pus pocket bad if diabetic?

Ingrown toenail with black around the pus pocket bad if diabetic?

See a specialist!: Infection in a diabetic should never be ignored especially if you are noting additional skin color changes. If you can't be seen by a foot specialis same day, go to urgent care or the er. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Ingrown Toenail (Definition)

Also called onychocryptosis, this condition occurs when 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


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My ingrown toenail infection now has black around the pus pocket. What should I do?

Toenail: For goodness sake, go see a clinician that can remove the nail and initiate antibiotics and give you some relief. ...Read more

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How to stop granulation tissue of toenail I am 53 non-diabetic healthy female with chronic ingrown toe-nail, which i usually manage conservatively. About 10 days ago it became infected and formed an area of pus, which has drained and now appears to be he

How to stop granulation tissue of toenail I am 53 non-diabetic healthy female with chronic ingrown toe-nail, which i usually manage conservatively.  About 10 days ago it became infected and formed an area of pus, which has drained and now appears to be he

See a Podiatrist: Granulation tissue forms from a chronic ingrown toenail. In order to stop it, the offending painful nail border must be removed and the area where the nail is produced must be chemically cauterized. This is a very simple office procedure which takes five minutes and is painless under local anesthesia. http://youtu.be/l8roh179tas leo krawetz, dpm, facfas. ...Read more

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My toe has swelled and has pus or some other discharge coming out of it. I think it is an ingrown toenail.?

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 (bacitracin and polymyxin) or neosporin. ...Read more

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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 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?

Ingrown: This is one of those things that surgical resection is the option . It will make the problem go away and make you feel better. See your podiatrist - you won't regret it ! ...Read more

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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?

Sounds like it.: Get to a Podiatrist ASAP. Your partner most likely has an infected ingrown toenail which should be treated promptly. ...Read more

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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?)

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?)

A little trick: All answers were correct, i would add just the following: make a match size roll from a gause pad and apply it between the nail's edge and the inflamed skin. Change this a few time. It will help keeping secretion s out and healing. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See your doctor...: There is obviously something wrong. If i had a patient that wasn't healed after that amount of time i would take an x-ray and take a biopsy of the area for a pathologist to look at. ...Read more

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Can diabetic neuropathy in toes seem like you have ingrown toenails both toes hurt?

Can diabetic  neuropathy  in toes seem like you have ingrown toenails both toes hurt?

Yes: Patients with neuropathy in feet often get it to tips of toes, always check for ingrown nail though just to be safe. ...Read more

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3 year old had ingrown toe nail, after doctor cut it out it is still a little swollen over a week later, nail is clear doesn't seem like pus.

3 year old had ingrown toe nail, after doctor cut it out it is still a little swollen over a week later, nail is clear doesn't seem like pus.

May not be a : Problem. Swelling can persist for a week or so. Get it checked out bc possibly a piece was left behind and the infection will not clear unless the complete border is removed. ...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 ?

Toe infection: Yes. This is an infection, and it can be from an ingrown nail. Clean the toe. Soak it in sitz bath and see your doctor soon for antibiotics. Wear looser shoes to avoid pressure on the wound. ...Read more

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I've had an ingrown toenail for almost 2 years and it's become really bad! and i've tried everything . What do I do now?

Ingrown nail 2 years: you should see a podiatrist, who will fix the ingrown nail for you. A podiatrist specializes in this procedure. ...Read more

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Skin has gone a little black around my ingrown toenail its hard what should I do ?

See a podiatrist. : Your ingrown toenail may be infected, may need a procedure, may just need antibiotics, or you may have developed a dark callus that needs to be trimmed. See your podiatrist for treatment options. ...Read more

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Please help! my ingrown toenail hurts so bad, what can I do?

Please help! my ingrown toenail hurts so bad, what can I do?

See a podiatrist: An ingrown toenail that does not improve with soaking and antibiotics may need to be surgically removed. See a podiatrist who is trained to do this procedure. ...Read more

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How bad would it be if i left an ingrown toenail untreated for over 3 months?

How bad would it be if i left an ingrown toenail untreated for over 3 months?

Can be very bad: If the infection persists for a period of time the infection can spread to the bone, which is significantly more serious than an ingrowing nail. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more