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My daughters big toe is inflamed around the cuticle and on

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My daughters big toe is inflamed around the cuticle and on one side is tender to the touch. It seems like it's turning purple. Ingrown toenail? How do I get the swelling down.
Any break in the skin? How long has this been going on?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
small one on one side- looks like a while- we needed special shoes for halloween so I saw it last night in the store. She is 9.
Is the side of her toe along the nail edge tender?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
This is probably an infected ingrown toenail. You can try warm soaks. but there isn't anything topical that will help with this. Oral antibiotics may resolve it, but, if not, the ingrown part of the nail will have to be cut out of the skin after local anaesthesia. If it doesn't resolve in two or three days, she'll have to see a doctor about this.
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