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Hit on the big toe, broken nail, later swelling, ingrown nail, black and blue surrounding area with foul odor on cutting the nail. Suggestions?

i hit my big toe a mouth ago and cracked the nail. I decided to cut it but i ended up cutting it at an angle. It bled pretty bad and i didnt tend to it appropriately. Just covered it and went to bed. It started to become ingrown but i left it. It then begain to swell up , like a growth and my nail is ingrown growing into it. i cut the nail and rip it off from under neath the growth. Its been a mouth now of cutting it and pulling the nail from under the growth and now its getting black and blue around it. As well as it has a odor that doesnt go away? any suggestions doc?
Asked On : Thu, 25 Oct 2012
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I would be pleased to answer your question

It seems to be infected and might need Surgical Nail Avulsion .

To reduce the infection and the inflammation please do the following:
1. Mupirocin ointment twice a day for 5-7 days . You will also need to take an oral antibiotic course.

2. Dial Antibacterial liquid soap for bathing. Continue this even when asymptomatic.

NOTE: Dicloxacilllin and mupirocin will require a prescription so I would recommend discussing my recommendations with your GP/family physician. Bacitracin is an OTC alternative to Mupirocin cream.

Please feel free to ask if you have any queries.Please do book an appointment with the Dermatologist for Nail Avulsion and prescriptions
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