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Absess between toe, pain. What do I need to do?

I ve got a blister-like absess between my pinky toe , and the one next to it. It looked like a burn blister at first, however I have not burnt myself in anyway in that area. It s been popped now, but before it was popped it held excrutiating pain that made it darn near impossible to walk. I can t bend my toes without more pain raising up, and the pain feels like it s as deep as the bone in my toe. What do I need to do?
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Severe pain along with abscess formation always suggests an underlying infection. A short course of an appropriate Antibiotic and an Antiinflammatory agent will resolve the issue.

An xray of the involved area is necessary to rule out any underlying bony infection.

Avoid contact with water as the infection may likely increase.

I suggest you to consult your physician for proper management.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Wed, 4 Sep 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Michelle Gibson James's  Response
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

The definitive treatment of an abscess is incision and drainage. This means that the area has to be incised and any pockets of pus removed to prevent recurrence.

Even though it has burst there may still be pockets of pus remaining that need to be broken down.

You should consider visiting your doctor who will incise and explore the area and also suggest a course of antibiotics.

I hope this helps
Answered: Wed, 4 Sep 2013
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