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Injury to the toe. Bleeding from the nail bed. Nail turning white. Need to remove it?

Hi there, 5 days ago I got my toe caught under a door and it flicked my toenail completely back in an upright position. I managed to stop the bleeding and pushed the toenail back into position. Today my toenail is less sore but has begun to ooze a clear smelly fluid. The nail is no longer pink but is a whitish Colour. I ve bathed it in betadine but was wondering do you think If went to see a doctor they would remove the nail or let it grow out? I m not sure if I should bother. Thanks
Asked On : Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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welcome to healthcare magic forum
thank you for your query
you have traumatic dislocation of nail.
there will be discharge for next 2 day
you can take analgeic and anti inflammatory medicine and apply topical antibiotic cream twice a day
as nail detach from nail bed it will turn white ,as new nail grow ,the white one will gradually remove
if pain persist or sign of ifection is there than betteer to consult doctor
i hope i answered your question
Answered: Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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