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I injured my toe nail and it turned black it’s a little

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Hi I injured my toe nail and it turned black it’s a little swollen is it something serious and what should I do I have type two diabetes
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: just Two days ago i squashed my little toe and it turned black light swelling
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: and I have heart disease
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  KemalG replied 13 days ago.

Hello. This is Dr Geyik and I will be assisting you today.

Can I please ask your age/gender and if you have any other medical conditions or allergies, or take medications?

Expert:  KemalG replied 13 days ago.

Are you able to attach a picture of your toe here for assessment?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Hi I’m 60 and male
I have heart diseases and take quite a few medication
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
File attached (3Z26G5V)
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I have attached two pictures of my medication and one of my current toenail
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I was walking a lot two days ago and squashed my toe as well then it started to hurt a little then it turned black in a day
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
now it’s slightly red and slightly swollen
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I’m type two diabetes and on insulin
Expert:  KemalG replied 13 days ago.

If you squashed your toe, you might have cause a bit of injury and the toe might actually fall off.

I suggest you try paracetamol and soak it in warm water to see if these would help.

There might be a bit of fungal infection as well, so if above measures do not work, you can get over the counter nail fungal remedies and try them.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
My toenail will fall off or my toe? Okay I will do that paracetamol to take right ? Or for external?
Expert:  KemalG replied 13 days ago.

Sorry, I meant your toenail might fall off and NOT your toe. Sorry!

Expert:  KemalG replied 13 days ago.

You take oral paracetamol to reduce the redness and swelling.

Expert:  KemalG replied 13 days ago.

And if you notice that your toe itself is becoming painful or black colour, then you should call 111 for further assessment.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Thank you! paracetamol is okay for me right
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
because I have diabetes in a bit more wary
Expert:  KemalG replied 13 days ago.

Yes, you can take paracetamol in diabetes but it is best to avoid ibuprofen due to your medications.