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I appear to have an infected toe. It was from a stubbed toe,

I appear to have...

I appear to have an infected toe. It was from a stubbed toe, no broken skin, no ingrown toenail

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?

It is now red, sore and swollen, on occasion seeps clear fluid from the nail bed

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Could you please post a photo of that for me on this page?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Did you receive photo?

Got it--hold on please

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You've definitely got an infection there

Nothing too serious but you'll need a course of oral antibiotics from your doctor--nothing topical will work on it

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thank you for your help

My pleasure

Please click on the 5 star excellent rating icon so I can get credit for my time with you

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