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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)

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


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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 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?)

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 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