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Toe injury, pus, no redness, numb and tingling. Normal or infected?

A couple of days ago I was moving furniture and accidentally drug an ottoman across my right big toe ripping the whole thing off. I have been cleaning with with peroxide , soaking in epsom salt, and applying antibotic ointment and covering with gauze . The second day there was a lot of puss but no redness. Today is the fourth day and there isn t any puss but it still throbs and the tip and bottom of toe are numb and tingly. Is this normal or could it be infected? I don t have health insurance so would like to take care of it at home if possible but at the same time, don t want my toe to fall off!
Asked On : Mon, 8 Oct 2012
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you got an injury to great toe and tear it got infected hence formation of pus.
In such cases pus may form abscess and that is why it throbs.
In such cases systemic antibiotics may be required so kindly visit a doctor and take proper medicine that is analgesics and antibiotics.
get good cleaning and dressing done , if abscess is formed you may need a I&D to drain out pus.
It is also advisable to take tetanus toxoid in such cases .
Good luck to you
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