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Should I Unjam A Jammed Toe
If a horse stepped on my toe should I see a doctor it's bleeding and I can't move it that well and I think the toe nail is ripped off.
Yes,: i recommend a podiatrist as I am one, but an Orthopedist is just as equipped. You need to know if you have a fracture, also if the nail is ripped and bleeding you need to make sure you don't have an open fracture as this would require making sure your tetanus prophylaxis is updated and antibiotics... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jammed thumb playing flag football tag and with pressure it hurts a little but i don't think it is broken or that i need a brace?
Cockroach Bite: Cockroach bites are dangerous. Roaches carry all sorts of bacteria and can be a dangerous vector for infection. It is important to properly treat a cockroach bite as soon as it is discovered. Ideally, you should be able to avoid being bitten by a cockroach by following a few simple steps. Another important thing to know is that cockroach bites are avoidable, by getting rid of roaches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I see a doc for a stunned big toe that is black and blue and cannot bear weight? Injured it yesterday and have repeatedly hurt it since.
Could be broken.: Yes, see a doctor. It sounds like that could be a broken toe. The big toe is really your most important tow,mans sometimes breaks require casting or even surgical repair. I'd go to an ED or urgent care center in your neighborhood for an Xray right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have it looked at.: You will need and x-ray to see if you have a fracture or if it is just a sprain. If fractured, you will need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location of the injury. If fractured, it may need to be reduced in the office or possibly in the operating room. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Buddy tape toe: You can "buddy tape" your little (5th) toe to it's neighboring (4th) toe. Wrap both toes together with medical tape, to provide stability and support. Wear a comfortable shoe/sneaker or bunion shoe. Ice toe and elevate foot if toe is swollen. If pain/swelling persists, seek medical attention to rule out a significant fracture. ...Read more
Stubbed my big toe a week ago. It bruised and today the nail fell off. Anything special I should do?
Not Much.: That must have been one heck of a stub. But no matter, clean it up and you're good to go. Be aware that, most of the time, the new nail will be as normal as the old nail. Occasionally, if the nail root was damaged by the "stub", the new nail may show some degree of distortion. The new nail may appear thicker, thinner, split or even wavy. These changes may be only temporary, but could be permanent. ...Read more
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See a podiatrist: You have options. The nail doesn't really serve a purpose. There are treatments which can remove the nail that is present and allow the potential of a new nail to grow back (assuming the root is not damaged) or you can opt to have the nail removed permanently. It is an in-office procedure with no down-time in many cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a professional mover and dropped a umbrella pole on my big toe. The whole big toe is swollen and completely black. Should i see a doctor?
How should I treat toe nail fungi? I bought fungi-nail from my local walmart but after 3 months I have no improvements. I usually get my finger and toe nails painted at a nearby nail shop. This fall i had a pain shooting through my toe (toe nail area). Af
I : I would recommend you see a dermatologist who can perform a nail culture, determine what type of fungus you might have, and then discuss treatment options if the culture comes back positive for fungus. Otc medications are unlikely to help if you have fungus under your nails. I hope that helps. ...Read more
Pricked by some thorns hiking, feet and knuckle. Knuckle has hard bump, swollen. Sporotrichosis is a concern, should I wait it out for awhile?
Yes: should be fine no different that any other superficial wound. Cover with a bandaid. ...Read more