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Large bump on the inner side of little toe, oozed pus on popping, no improvement with peroxide cleaning. What could this be?

Hi. I have a large bump on the inner side of my little toe . It does appear to be pulling some skin away from the nail. I have had it for a couple Weeks now and recently started to get painful. I have cleaned it and used peroxide but nothing. I did pop it once when it first appeared and some puss did come out. I just want to go on like normal and get rid of this pain and embarrassment. what can I do? What could this be? Please help.
Asked On : Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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Hello Dear
As you have told in your query that pus is coming out. So this is probably infection of the part or abscess. You need a course of effective antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs. Analgesic drugs can be used to reduce pain. Consult your doctor as soon as possible and get examined your site so that he can give you a proper advise and treatment.
Keep the site clean and don't try to squeeze it. Can do aseptic dressing if it is oozing.
Answered: Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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