Swelling In The Big Toe Accompanied By Discharge Of Pus?
Hello, I want to ask. It’s been 2 days that my big toe has a cut on my nail. And in the corner of the side of the thumb issued a thick liquid like pus, and the condition of my foot now has a wound on the skin of my big toe, the wound makes my thumb a little swollen and in the middle there is a white eye like a boil but not a boil. in the area of the wound reddened, if pressed it feels very painful. My question is whether the wound was due to incision or something else? Hopefully the doctor answers my question, thank you.
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Curing is a disease of the nail caused by the growth of the side of the nail inward so that it compresses the surrounding skin tissue. This causes the nails and surrounding skin to become swollen, red and painful. When it comes to festering, it means that it is accompanied by a bacterial infection.
This disease may be that you are experiencing on the big toe nails. Indeed the most frequent location is the big toe. If you have been infected as you said, the best option is to consult with your nearest doctor. The doctor will do an examination. Next you will be given an antibiotic ointment to treat bacterial infections. If the condition is severe and the doctor feels healing with the medicine will be long, then the doctor will advise you to pull out the nails in part or in full. Removing the nail does not hurt, because the doctor will inject anesthetic around it. So you don't need to worry.
Meanwhile, you can take over-the-counter painkillers, such as Paracetamol. Clean the sore thumb regularly with warm water, at least 2 times a day. Cover the sore thumb with a bandage. If you have an antibiotic skin ointment, you can apply it before covering it with a dressing.
To be able to prevent slashes, avoid cutting nails that are too short huh. Also avoid using narrow socks and shoes.
Thus hopefully useful.