I stubbed my toe and it split the nail and I had to cut it off, now its very swollen, red, and infected. My whole foot is swelling up from it.
See doc now! An infection that is spreading is very serious. Go to an ER or UC now. You don't want it spreading farther!
Why R U waiting. Sounds like a big time cellulitis is brewing. I hope the nail is what you cut off and not the toe. You have but one choice now. Before things go from bad to worse, get to the Ur, ER, of a physician. Fast.
2nd toe has perm pins to straighten. 2wks ago I dinged the tip. Swelling & bruising gone, but now red, tightly swollen on joint below nail. Infected?
Description sounds. suspicious for a paronychia ( soft tissue infection under cuticle) and with a foreign body (pins) in the bone. the infection could become more complicated. My best advice would be to consult your doctor ASAP especially if you are diabetic or have any compromise of blood flow to your extremities. Read more...
Inflammatory Rx. There is no need to wonder if, and, or but. The toe has been traumatized and there is a potential for some serious complications. Get to the surgeons office and have it evaluated. Swelling could mean fracture, crack, infection or something else. To remove all doubt, have it checked out. Read more...