Swollen And Blackened Toes After Cutting Nails?
Why is my big toe swollen and slightly blackened after I cut my big toe nails?
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Swelling of the fingers after cutting nails generally occurs due to cutting nails that are too deep to hurt your toes. Blackness that appears can be caused by bleeding under the skin (bruises), or it can also be caused by tissue death due to infection or vascular disorders (direct examination must be done to determine). The following are some things you can try to do first:
Soak your fingers in warm water for 15-20 minutes several times a day
elevate the position of your feet when you sit or lie down
don't use shoes for a while or if you have to use shoes, use shoes that are the right size (don't be too narrow) and don't use shoes that press your toes
use clean socks, change your socks everyday, change immediately if your socks are wet with sweat
do not prick or press your toes that have swollen
If you feel the swelling is getting bigger, you see the presence of pus or smelly liquid coming out of your thumb, you see that your thumb is getting darker and more painful, immediately check with your doctor for further evaluation and management.
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