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I lost a piece of my big toe nail-about an eighth of an inch…

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I lost a piece...

I lost a piece of my big toe nail-about an eighth of an inch on the side. The exposed area where the nail was is very sore, and may be infected. Where do I go, or who do I see for help?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

Pain started last night, after about a week since large piece was cut off, and smaller piece that was left came out. Hurts to touch, otherwise no pain.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

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

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
cannot do!
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
no!
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

The phone call offer wasn't from me and you don't have to accept it

Any redness or draining?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
alittle.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

OK

You can see your primary care physician for this--you don't really need a specialist

It sounds as though you'll need some oral antibiotics and maybe some trimming of the toenail but it should be ease to clear up

Please let me know if you need any more information

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