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Raised toenail after injury, have difficulty in walking. Using bacitracin and bandaid. What else can be done?

I m a swim instructor and the other day I accidently kicked my foot onto the side of the pool. When I did that it raised my toenail up just a little bit. I don t have insurance or any money so I can t go to an urgent care to get it checked out, I ve been putting bacitracin and covering it in a bandaid. It still hurts and I walk with a limp, is there anything else I can do until it falls off completely?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Jun 2012
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What you are doing at present seems fine. You may take painkillers for two or three days. Avoid wearing tight shoes. Cut the nail so that the chance of it touching surfaces is less. If there is any pus under the nail then you will need oral antibiotics.
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