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I have an infection of the toe, but the doctor refuses ant

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I have an infection of the toe, but the doctor refuses antibiotics.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
What type of infection.

More details please
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

infection unknown the community matron rang the hospital. I was not informed. have a diabetic ulcer on heel and leg. agnony.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
What does it look like
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

top of toe black from bruising by a podiatrist, not helped by the hospital podiatrist.not gangrene. diabetic ULCER ON heel and leg.agnony.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
OK
So in other words this is a bruise of the toe?
Blood under the nail?
What is the diagnosis?

And, what is your question exactly?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

why wont antibioticsbe administered.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
They don't think it is infection.


I can not second guess the doctor.


The ulcer itself would not generally get antibiotics, but rather ulcer treatment and maybe surgical cleaning. Has a surgeon looked at this?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no. just left to suffer. no good just sticking plasters on the wounds. the leg one oozes seosis.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
OK
That is your solution.
Ask to see a surgeon.
The wound needs surgical care.
And the surgeon can look at the toe and see what he thinks and make recommendations.

Your doctor is bound to make this referral if things are not getting better.


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