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Dry toe gangrene, recovering after bypass, keep the area clean, found small worms creeping from inside. Emergency? dad has a dry toe gangrene which is getting better after he had a bypass surgery,but doctor said the dead tissue is small and may fall off in a months time.the nurses r coming once a week to clean the area,but i am cleaning it twice a day too.i found today two very small worms from one side coming out of his toe.would you suggest i should take him to the doctor first thing tomorrow or wait till his appointment in 2 weeks time?thank you
Asked On : Thu, 16 Aug 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013
After reading your query I request you to meet your doctor AT THE EARLIEST. This kind small worms are mainly maggots which can make the situation worsened and is a real emergency. It can be taken care with meticulous effort of taking out the maggots with certain medications.
Answered: Fri, 27 Sep 2013
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