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My Ingrown Toenail Infection Now Has Black Around The Pus Pocket What Should I Do
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
I have ingrown toenail ( infected but no pus or blood) so im soaking my feet in vinegar . Now i have small black dot on skin near toenail. Gangrene?
Big toe sore, skin red, squeezed and pus came out side of toe nail. is it a possible ingrown toe nail ? Infection ?
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?
When you have an infected ingrown toenail how do you know if you've broken the infection? Been soaking it in peroxide, and I have clear yellow pus.
Until you get that: Ingrown toenail out, you won;t likely succeed. If there is pus there it is still infected. If you see the podiatrist they will be able to remove the ingrown toenail and place you on an antibiotic to get rid of your infection quicker than you could ever do thru soaks. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See a physician: If you have an infection from attempting to self treat an ingrown toenail, it is time to see a physician. Infections need to be properly managed and if not can result in some serious problems (even from ingrowns!) that range from sepsis (infection of the blood) to osteomyelitis (infection of the bone) both of which have serious consequences. A foot specialist can also be able to help that toenail! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an ingrown toenail. The infections seems to have gone away but I have hypertrophic granulation tissue. will it go away? Is it okay to have?
Depends.: As an ingrown toenail becomes worse, it will set off the body's inflammatory response to it. Redness, swelling and pain will start. The granulation is in response to the increased tissue irritation caused by the ingrowing nail. The tissue may or may not become infected as bacteria is allowed to enter the tissue. Clearing the infection may not be enough to resolve this issue. See a specialist. ...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 (bacitracin and polymyxin) or neosporin. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Treat it before...: It gets worse. Often an ingrown nail's leading edge can be coaxed to grow past the point where it's getting ingrown. Certainly we don't wish to neglect an infection. Antibiotics may be necessary and the nail may be spared. If removal of the nail becomes necessary , better that than losing your toe! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You shouldn't.: An infection from an ingrown toenail can become serious. Soak the toe in warm water and epsom salts, apply an antibiotic cream and sterile band-aid then see a podiatrist w/in 2-3 days. If you start running a fever or get red streaking from the toe up into the foot go to the emergency room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Removal of piece: Sometimes soaking and/or antibiotic pills help, but my experience has been most need removal of the side after a local anesthetic to the toe. If it is a recurring problem, the small side of the nail can be removed permanently; an office procedure. If diabetic, you should see a podiatrist; don't treat yourself. Sincerely' Dr. Latva ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common infection: Staph is a common bacteria which resides on the outside skin surface; however, when an ingrown nail occurs, it will irritate the skin in the nail fold and make it vulnerable to be infiltrated. Once the bacteria has an entry point, it can begin to spread and cause an infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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