How to treat a toe nail injury ?

default
Posted on Sun, 6 May 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi, I recently had a puunch biospy on my big toenail bed. After a nail injury 2 years a go the toenail never grew back properly. About a month a go the nail started to grow off & became very infected. It looked like a pus filled abscess had grwon underneath the nail. I went to a podiatrist & he felt it was either a verruca or squamous cell cancer. I cannot get back to see the doctor for another 3 weeks. Do you think that waiting is a problem. They will not give my biopsy results over the phone.

Thank you
doctor
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 2 hours later
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

I don't consider there is a need to worry here. Both the probable diagnosis your Podiatrist mentioned are known to spread but not to the extent where waiting for 3 to 4 weeks would be a serious risk.

I would ask you to take a good care of the lesion meanwhile, by cleaning it with a antiseptic solution like Cetrimide twice daily.

If there is pus collection again do consult the doctor for the drainage of the same.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any follow up queries I will be available to answer them.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Raju A.T

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2008

Answered : 4024 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Anti-septic solution

doctor1 MD

My right tonsil is super swollen, and i can feel my glands and SEE them very swollen. After a day or 2 of a sore throat, it got reallly bad today....

doctor1 MD

My boyfriend has the flu and I woke up yesterday morning with inflamed gums around where my wisdom teeth would be but I don't have wisdom teeth....

doctor1 MD

I have a really itchy/burning rash in both of my armpits, it burns so bad and has started to smell. I have stopped using deoderant (though what i...

doctor1 MD

I have had trush constantly throughout my pregnancy and have been using canesten pessaries prescribed by my doctor. I have trush again and have...

doctor1 MD

I have skin infection in private parts. Please help. It's itching a lot. I'm having pictures of the infection.

doctor1 MD

I have a smallish area of redness (no itching, no pain of any kind) at the top of the shaft and a tiny amount of redness on the gland penis itself....

doctor1 MD

I have a itching sensation in my throat becos of which I cough

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

166 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
backtotop2