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Infected toe. Tried salt water and betadine. Having pain. What is the treatment?

Please help me. I have an infected toe nail on my right foot . It s infected in the creases of the nail so on the sides where the nail meet the skin. I have been soaking it in hot salty water and before I put my shoes and socks on I cover the infected area in Betadine then cover it over with a gauze pad then wrap it up with sticky tape. BUT if possible I would like to fix this problem with a doctor rip half the toe nail off. Please help me. I am in so much pain constantly.
Asked On : Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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Dear Liamroberdrums HD,
Infected toe Nail-toe nail ingrowing-take help of General Surgeon Doctor,first try to give Antibotic, analgesic, if no response then remove nails, some times fungal infection also there,if you keep nail wet then fungal infection increase, take antifungal, keep dry,avoid short trimming of nail , hope my advice is useful to you. thank you
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