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Big toe swelling, then nail is rotting off and toe is starting to turn black.?

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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Infection, ?Gangrene

This sounds serious.
The toe may turn black if there is not adequate blood supply and the tissue is dying. If it is dry and black then it may not be actively infected but is still in need of treatment. If it is mushy and black and smells bad, that is a serious infection that should be treated right away.

In brief: Infection, ?Gangrene

This sounds serious.
The toe may turn black if there is not adequate blood supply and the tissue is dying. If it is dry and black then it may not be actively infected but is still in need of treatment. If it is mushy and black and smells bad, that is a serious infection that should be treated right away.
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