Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
146 Doctors are Online

Dark yellow toe nails with oozing, foot is turning red, has congestive heart failure. What will happen next?

My mom is 92 years old. Her toe nails are disgusting. I could not even trim them. So went to the foot dr. He cut them. All her toe nails are dark yellow, the big toe nails look like they are going to come off. Anyway her third toe was oozing stuff, he soaked it in this whirlpool tub. Then later cut off a huge bunion from that toe that left a quarter inch hole. Took culture, wrapped it up and said come back in a week. Her whole foot is turning red, went back he picked at it some more and prescribed an anti biotic . With the redness of her foot and swelling plus she has congestive heart failure . What willhappen next? Could it travel up her leg and kill her?
Asked On : Sun, 9 Sep 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  114
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General & Family Physician 's  Response

Welcome to Healthcaremagic.

Yes, there are chances of it spreading to the upper leg.Specific antibiotics based on the culture test has to be placed on her soon for better recovery.

Meanwhile the antibiotics she is on has to be continued.Pus from the wound has to be expressed daily.

Wish you good health.
Answered: Mon, 10 Sep 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor