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Have sore on toe, pus discharge, painful. Used disinfectant creams. What can be done?

Hi, I have a sore on my toe from where the nail came off. It came off from pretty deep inside and now it's oozing puss and sometimes blood. It also hurts at slight pressure being applied. I've tried cleaning it with disinfectant, creams and so on. It now looks like a patch of pink flesh. It still oozes a little and still hurts. What should I do?
Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for sharing your query with us.
It seems you have developed infection in your toe from where your nail got avulsed. To treat the same, you may follow these-
Clean the area with warm saline water followed by application of a topical antibiotic cream like fusidic acid or mupirocin twice in a day.
You may also require a course of oral antibiotics along with oral antiinflammatory analgesic to reduce pain inflammation and treat infection.
Kindly consult a doctor near by to get the prescription for the same.
Take care
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Dermatologist Dr. Johny Chacko's  Response

It looks like your sore is infected. If you can do daily dressing with povidone iodine it is better. Show it to a doctor, a GP will be enough to treat your infection with a course of antibiotics.
Once your wound heals you will grow normal nail again. do not worry about that.

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