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What To Do For An Infected Ingrown Toenail
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
What is a good antibiotic for an infected ingrown toenail?It recurred after a year. I forgot what meds i took before i had it partially removed.
Partial nail removal: Mark, typically, removal of the offending foreign body which in this case would be the toenail corner digging into your toe would solve the problem. Antibiotic treatment such as Cephalexin may temporarily quiet the infection. I hope that helps. Ethan bindelglas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an infected ingrown toenail and have done for over a week now, will I end up getting sepis if I don't get it sorted?
IF YOU ARE DIABETIC: doubt the infection in the ingrown toenail will cause systemic infection,or sepsis, or septicemia. unless you are diabetic or if you have a severe peripheral vascular disease, and you end up with a bad case of ischemia or gangrene. either way why you want to wait until it becomes a life threatening infection, start soaking your foot, trim your nail well, see a doctor,take antibiotic,etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No...: You risk burning yourself with the temperature of the water and chemically due to the basic ph of the bleach. Make an appointment to see a podiatrist. Prior to your visit, you can begin soaking your toes in a white vinegar-water (1:4) solution for about 10-15 minutes. The vinegar is a natural anti-fungal/antiseptic and the acidic nature will help reduce inflammation. ...Read more
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?)
Soak/antibiotic oint: Soak in warm soapy water 15-20 min daily, trim the nail corner if easy access and you can see it well, rinse with hydrogen peroxide, blot dry, apply antibiotic ointment and a band aid. Continue until resolved. If chronic problems or an increase in redness, soreness or concerns, see your podiatrist. It is not a difficult problem to fix on a permanent basis if necessary. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You see a foot : Doctor who will fix you all up in about five minutes. (Once your in the exam room) ...Read more
See a foot doc: Usually, the offending nail needs to be removed. You can try soaking in warm water and Epsom salt and applying a topical antibiotic until you can get to the doc. On occasion, you may get lucky with an oral antibiotic but usually the nail that is ingrown needs to be removed. ...Read more
So, I have 2 infected and ingrown toenails, with which I was able to completely cut off both nails. No pain at all... is this bad? What should I do?
You need to: make sure that you have removed the ingrown toenail at the nail bed, or it will grow crooked again and cause the same issue later. Usually this requires some anesthesia and chemical sterilization to make sure that the nail regrows straight and unhindered. If you had no pain on cutting off the nail, it is likely that you did not reach the nailbed. Please see a healthcare provider for proper exam ...Read more
Careful /Caution: Infected ingrown toenails can be serious. Usually caused by impropper cutting of nails or breaking off corners. Cut toe nails straight across. If infected, try lifting up the corner& packing a small amount of cotton under the nail. Soak in soapy water & dry well & apply antibiotic oint. Wear open toed footwear. If pus & streakng see md or podiatrist for eval. Many need a procedure & antibio. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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I had an ingrown toenail procedure done two days ago. It's still bleeding and looks pussy almost. How do I know if it's infected?
Infected: If it is pussy and painful. Antibiotics is indicated for infection ...Read more
I recently had my ingrown toenail removed. It is infected. I got clindahexal 150mg. Should I take it if I suffer with eczema. ?
Clindamycin HCl: You should see a doctor and have the foot cultured before taking an antibiotic so that you are sure that if you fail to respond you have a handle on the causative organism and its susceptibility to specific antibiotics. After culturing you can begin the clindamycin. Call and talk to the doctor who removed the toenail. Best wishes. ...Read more
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