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What is a puss filled sac on the side of my toe? When I popped it and cleaned it out there was yellow liquid, and a black whole between skin & nail.

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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Paronychia nail pus

Infections and abscesses near nail plates are common, especially after improper manicures.
The red pussy painful bump may need to be sterilly drained by your dermatologist. Then antibiotics may be needed, both topically and orally.

In brief: Paronychia nail pus

Infections and abscesses near nail plates are common, especially after improper manicures.
The red pussy painful bump may need to be sterilly drained by your dermatologist. Then antibiotics may be needed, both topically and orally.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Joseph De santi
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A Nail Tale

This sounds like a paronychial abscess which you just drained.
An infection in the skin margin made with your nail caused the pus (white blood cell warriors) to collect under pressure. When you released the pressure the pus drained and the yellowish fluid (serum) is a filtrate of your blood and tissue lymph (another fluid). The resulting black hole is the cavity which will close with healing.

In brief: A Nail Tale

This sounds like a paronychial abscess which you just drained.
An infection in the skin margin made with your nail caused the pus (white blood cell warriors) to collect under pressure. When you released the pressure the pus drained and the yellowish fluid (serum) is a filtrate of your blood and tissue lymph (another fluid). The resulting black hole is the cavity which will close with healing.
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Dr. Joseph De santi
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