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What do the doctors do for a toe infection?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: What kind, in whom?
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If you are diabetic or have severe peripheral vascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, other immune disorders, you should be seen right away. If this is at the edge of the nail, it may just be a paronychia and hot soaks may help. If this does not clear up rapidly, strongly recommend you be seen by your primary care doctor.

In brief: What kind, in whom?
Need more information.
If you are diabetic or have severe peripheral vascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, other immune disorders, you should be seen right away. If this is at the edge of the nail, it may just be a paronychia and hot soaks may help. If this does not clear up rapidly, strongly recommend you be seen by your primary care doctor.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
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In brief: It depends
There are various types of infections.
Infections can be due to a fungus, bacterial or due to a virus. The treatment will depend on the type of infection and on what exactly is infected. The infection could be of the skin, soft tissue or bone. Have it evaluated by a professional to get the appropriate treatment. By leaving it alone it may get worse.

In brief: It depends
There are various types of infections.
Infections can be due to a fungus, bacterial or due to a virus. The treatment will depend on the type of infection and on what exactly is infected. The infection could be of the skin, soft tissue or bone. Have it evaluated by a professional to get the appropriate treatment. By leaving it alone it may get worse.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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In brief: BACTERIA VS. FUNGUS
There are bacterial infections, with the toe red, swollen, painful, with possible drainage.
Treatment is either through antibiotic pills or removing all or part of the nail. Thick, brown, and brittle nails are fungal in origin. Either a pill for 3 months, or topical antifungals which don't work well, are used. Dr. Latva

In brief: BACTERIA VS. FUNGUS
There are bacterial infections, with the toe red, swollen, painful, with possible drainage.
Treatment is either through antibiotic pills or removing all or part of the nail. Thick, brown, and brittle nails are fungal in origin. Either a pill for 3 months, or topical antifungals which don't work well, are used. Dr. Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
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