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Little toe. Had a cut of holiday (metal fell on it). Cleaned

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Little toe. Had a cut of holiday (metal fell on it). Cleaned it at time and covered it, but was wearing flip flops and it was rainy. Now back, little toe is inflamed (painful in shoe yesterday evening and throbbing now). History of gout in family so little worried. Don't want infection to spread. Any advice?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Internist replied 1 year ago.
hi there,i am online and will be happy to answer your questions.sorry to hear about your problem. can you please attach a picture of this ?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Internist replied 1 year ago.
thank you for picture.1. dont worry about gout with this . its totally different thing. joint pain. this is soft tissue infection.2. there is some redness, but no obvious pus points, hopefully will get better over next few days.3. try using bactroban / polyfax ( topical antibiotics ) to prevent spread of infection.4. keep area very clean.5. consult your primary doctor if this worsens over next 2-3 days. i hope this answers your query. please let me know if you have any questions/ i should provide clarifications. thanks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Brilliant. Thanks.
Expert:  Internist replied 1 year ago.
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