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Smelly Pus Toe
Big toe sore, skin red, squeezed and pus came out side of toe nail. is it a possible ingrown toe nail ? Infection ?
Not necessarily: Fungus may not necessarily have a bad odor. If one were to thoroughly wash the affected area the smell may go away even though one may still have an underlying fungal infection. The odor one may smell that is often accompanies with a fungal infection may be due to bacteria or excessive sweating or moisture in the area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Odor not always bad: An important part of wound healing is inflammation so the wound area gets red, hot, swollen, tender. There will be drainage. Since this drainage is organic, it loses its blood supply and will putrefy (rot). This is absolutely normal and part of healing wounds. Unless the wound is getting worse, the odor is meaningless. Clean it gently, keep covered with clean dressings changed every other day. ...Read more
Why isnt my antibiotic curing my ear infection? My ear is draining a foul smelling light yellow discharge.
May be wrong med: Any antibiotic used to treat an ear infection is picked based on speculation (percentages) that it will work. Any and all antibiotics have a possible of 5% or higher failure rate. The germ may just not be killed by the abx or something may interfere with its absorption from the gut. Either way, a different abx may do a better job. ...Read more
Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?
Infection : Is what you have. Yu can ponder what caused it later, for now see a foot doc and get antibiotics. You might need the site drained as well. ...Read more
Fordyce spots spreading/swelling? Is a foul smelling discharge normal when swollen ones sometimes squeezed?
Big toe has a red area at bottom of my toenail looks swollen a bit and weird clear ooze that hardens into yellow crusty stuff tried peroxide it foams?
Is it itchy: Appears to be an eczema from the description you gave. Avoid putting hydrogen peroxide. Clean with tap water and soap, dry the area and then apply a steroid cream -otc preparations initially. If not helpful than get a more potent preparation from your pcp it doesn't appear to be pyogenic whitlow as there appears to be less question of pain. Avoid changing shoes often. Avoidnew detergents/new shoes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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