2 doctors weighed in:

I have an infection under toenail. What to do?

2 doctors weighed in

In brief: NAIL REMOVAL?

Under the nail? The whole nail, or the side, or sides? Is is red, swollen, painful, with drainage? Frequently, the nail, or infected side, has to be removed by a podiatrist in the office with a local anesthetic.
In mild cases, Epsom salt soaks and antibiotic pills may help. If diabetic, see a podiatrist quickly. Sincerely' Dr. Latva

In brief: NAIL REMOVAL?

Under the nail? The whole nail, or the side, or sides? Is is red, swollen, painful, with drainage? Frequently, the nail, or infected side, has to be removed by a podiatrist in the office with a local anesthetic.
In mild cases, Epsom salt soaks and antibiotic pills may help. If diabetic, see a podiatrist quickly. Sincerely' Dr. Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
Thank

In brief: Infection

Depending on how bad it is it may have to be drained the first step is to soak your foot in warm water and epson salts if that fails make an apt with podiatrist to drain the infection and prescribe antibiotics.

In brief: Infection

Depending on how bad it is it may have to be drained the first step is to soak your foot in warm water and epson salts if that fails make an apt with podiatrist to drain the infection and prescribe antibiotics.
Dr. Michael Lyons
Dr. Michael Lyons
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors