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Re: [IP] big toe boo boo



sounds like an ingrown toe nail. I had surgery to fix bot h my bit toes, 
the worst part was getting the novacane in the toe (3-4 shots arround 
the toe) the fun part was watching the dr cut it up!

David N. Flagg wrote:

> At 10:41 AM 11/28/01, you wrote:
> 
>> On my big toe, to the right side of the toenail, I have thisboo 
>> boo... It's red and puffy, bleeding a little... I cut the nail 
>> straight across, and I don't think that is the problem.  I put some 
>> peroxide on it, some neosporin, and a bandaid.  It is pretty painful, 
>> especially if I've had shoes on.  It's been there for about a week 
>> and seems to be getting worse.  I didn't injure myself in any way, it 
>> is not a blister, but it just seemed to appear... then of course I 
>> picked at it trying to figure out what was wrong and that's when it 
>> opened and started bleeding a little... Do I need to go to the doctor?
>> What could be the problem?  What can I do to heal it?  I am paranoid 
>> about my feet, but have never had any problems before.
>> 
>> Julie
>> 
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> 
> Julie, it sounds as if you may have an infection in the toe. go see a 
> Doctor as soon as possible.  The feet are the first place that will be 
> affected from loss of blood flow, since they are the farthest from the 
> heart.  I would suggest a Diabetic Podiatrist if there is one near you.
> 
> David
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