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Toe Infection of some kind?

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  • Posted By: Joe03031
  • May 22, 2007
  • 00:52 AM

During the past few weeks i have felt minor pain in my left big toe and just recently i looked at it more closely and determined it might be infected. There is a yellow-greenish soft spot on the bottom part of the nail and a little crust on the side which is the same color. What can i do to either relieve the pain, or completely get rid of it.


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  • Hi Joe,If the infection is a fungus, it can be very difficult to get rid of. Often a systemic medicine is needed.If the infection is a normal bacterial infection, you might accomplish some success with home remedies.But the point is that you would do well to have a doctor tell you what kind of infection it is.You might find some pictures that you can compare your toe to, here:http://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient-ff&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1B2RNFA_en___US207&q=toenail+infectionGood luck,Shula
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  • could be bacterial or fungal infection do you have a fever? see a doc..drink plenty of water...maybe antibiotic if bacterial...otherwise, he may order an antifungal cream to apply...depends on which it is hope all goes wll Joe...mommy cat
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  • :D It's not ME!! Hallelujah!
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  • I have been to a chiropodist in the past who was very knowledgeable. I don't know if they can prescribe, but he did wonders on my in-grown toenail. Do you have one near you?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • rad..I've heard of a chiroprator and a podiatrist...is this a hybrid?...working on back and feet? never heard of one...just wondering...makes a lot of sense...mommy cat
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  • Podiatrist is the same as Chiropodist. I was referred to one by my Int. Med. doc. Call your docs office and see if they can recommend a podiatrist.
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