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I cut the nail "to close" on my big toe and it hurts when I wear my shoes. What would you recommend?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cotton

Use cotton to relieve pressure and separate skin from nail until nail has chance to grow and minimize chance of infection.

In brief: Cotton

Use cotton to relieve pressure and separate skin from nail until nail has chance to grow and minimize chance of infection.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Soap and water

Keep the toe clean with soap and water and then dry thoroughly.
Apply some antibiotic ointment and a band-aid. Observe closely for infection. If painful enough, try some ibuprofen. If red, streaking, pus or hot, you may need to see a doctor.

In brief: Soap and water

Keep the toe clean with soap and water and then dry thoroughly.
Apply some antibiotic ointment and a band-aid. Observe closely for infection. If painful enough, try some ibuprofen. If red, streaking, pus or hot, you may need to see a doctor.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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