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Toe nail injury, detached on one side, leaking yellow fluid. Taking augmentin. Treatment?

I pulled a chair over my big toe and the nail became raised up/detached on one side . Went to the doctor and he put me on antibiotics for 7 days, he did not remove the nail.The antibiotics ( Augmentin 625mg 1 tablet twice daily) are going to be completed tomorrow. It is leaking a light yellow fluid. Is my toe infected ? Should I get more antibiotics?
Asked On : Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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Hi .when the nail is detached to one side it should be completely removed otherwise infection persists even after using antibiotics.hence first remove the nail completely then start using antibiotics .and a anti inflammatory agent.apply nebusulf powder in the morning and t-bact ointment in the night .once it becomes dry stop using not worry nail will grow within few days
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