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Crack on toe, looks infected, pus and reopened heal. What can help?

My boyfriend has had a bad crack between his pinky toe for years, it looks nasty and infected, what should I be using on it, he said it got cut many years ago. and it healed then reopened,Dr. had him using antifungl cream on it but it is not a fungus, and it is deep now with pus , loos very bad .... i think i should was it with badadine and then dry it good and pack it with gauze ....?????
Asked On : Sun, 13 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello user,
Good wound care is very important for proper healing of wound along with some oral and local antibiotics.

You are advised to contact a nearby General Physician to get your boyfriends wound examined and to start a broad spectrum antibiotic with some vitamins to reduce wound healing time.

Local cleaning of wound daily with betadine and a sterile gauze piece is also recommended.You are also advised to check for blood sugar level , as in diabetes, the wound healing takes long time.

hope my info helped you
Dr Hari Om Chandrakar
Answered: Wed, 24 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
As this cut is since long between his toes, mostly might be due to fungal infection as this is common site for growing fungus.
Now it seems that there is secondary bacterial infection took place giving rise to pus formation.
Go for one antibiotic medicine course to control infection after consulting your doctor.
Go for oral anti-fungal tablet like Flucanozole 150 mg once in a week for 4 weeks.
This will give complete relief from problem.
Apply anti-fungal, antibiotic cream locally after cleaning cut properly.
Keep local part clean,dry and airy.
Avoid wearing soaks for some time.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Wed, 24 Jul 2013
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