Suggest treatment for infection on toe
rest, antiseptic, topical antbiotic, pain killers
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Bacterial infections require treatment with topical or oral antibiotics,in some cases both are needed.
If there is a history of diabetes then you would need to seek medical attention as soon as possible because diabetic infected lesions need immediate treatment.
If there is no history of diabetes, then you can try for a short time to treat at home, but if there is no improvement or worsening then you should visit your doctor to receive oral antibiotics.
Self treatment would include: (1)any opening infected or discharging areas should be cleaned with anti septic and a sterile dressing applied. The dressing should not be tight. Should be changed every 1 to 2 days depending on wound.
(2)the foot should be elevated to reduce swelling, it would also improve discomfort mildly
(3)apply a topical antibiotic to infected areas
(4)the use of a oral anti inflammatory pain killers would help relieve the pain. These should be used on a full stomach. Examples are naproxen/ibuprofen/celebrex
There are also topical pain killers that you can use as well, they should not be applied to any open areas.
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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