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My big toenail is curled at the side and is extremely pain

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My big toenail is curled at the side and is extremely painful!!
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
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it sounds like you need to see a good podiatrist and have that nail cut back.

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you could very well have a nail bed infection and you might need to be taken to surgery to cut back the nail and to help the area heal

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it might need a course of antibiotics

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and pain medications for the ingrown nail to be cleared up.

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I see you have seen a podiatrist in the past.

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for your bunion surgery.

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can you make an appointment with your podiatrist again?

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hello?

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
Go to urgent care or the ER.
Not make an appointment and wait.
You indeed could lose the nail.
You indeed might need the nail taken off before it gets worse.
That has to be assessed and should be assessed to day, not tomorrow.
any urgent care, doctors office if they will see you today, or ER can do this.
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