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Suggest treatments for pain and pus in toe nail

Hi, I m 29 years old. During the summer I was playing and apparently the shoes I was wearing were a bit too small. Both of my big toe nails turned black and fell off. They are currently in the growing process, but one of the toenails hurts on the side and it seems like white puss is coming out. What should I do?
Fri, 11 Apr 2014
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Hello and welcome to HCM,
Accumulation of pus beneath the toe nail suggests bacterial infection.
This condition can cause pain which can become severe at times.
The accumulated pus needs to be drained and appropriate antibiotics need to be started.

Consult your doctor for pus drainage and prescription of antibiotic.


Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
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