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Old 02-26-2012, 03:51 PM
 
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last week i pulled off a fingernail and the area around the nail got infected. it is both painful and itchy ,the area under and on the side of the nail is swollen and has a little area of green. yesterday some pus came out but it stopped. from what i read, the doctor can drain it and then prescribe an antibiotic

i am concerned since i do have diabetes

i am already taking bactrim for a pilonidal cyst around the cossacks bone area which has broken and seems to be getting smaller.

will the current bactrim dose(I'm on my 4th day out of 10) i am taking for the pilonidal cyst be effective in treating the finger if the doctor drains it, or will the doctor simply prescribe a new dose altogether? i read that bactrim is used for this kind of infection

can an infection around a nail become a full blown infection with a fever etc or is that only if the infection spread down the finger?
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:02 PM
 
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Want to lose a finger? Just wait and see what happens. I would be at the urgent care place now. And what prompted you to pull off a finger nail?
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:07 PM
 
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Want to lose a finger? Just wait and see what happens. I would be at the urgent care place now. And what prompted you to pull off a finger nail?
Agreed. With the reduced circulation to extremities that often plagues diabetics any infection in those extremities should be aggressively treated. The antibiotics the OP is currently taking may help but properly cleaning and dressing the injury is critical to prevent complications.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:52 PM
 
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doc said as long as i don't have a fever or other systemic issues it can wait until tomorrow afternoon to be treated, and that the bactrim will help
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:54 PM
 
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Good grief, if you haven't already seen a doctor, you better get to one, pronto. Never mess around with injuries when you are diabetic.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:06 PM
 
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I agree go see a Dr. My uncle had a cut on his foot (he was type 1 diabetic) did not do much about it except clean the cut and put a bandaid. Well several months later he lost his leg from the knee down due to Gangreen. I don't want to scare you but it can happen.Also in case you are not aware most diabetics get neuropathy (no feeling in hands and feet) he only noticed the cut because he saw blood on the floor.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:41 PM
 
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im goin to the doc tomorrow after work. she said as long as i don't have a fever it can wait till tomorrow. recently i had my feet tested, actually i thought there was a problem but my podiatrist assured me the feet were fine both in terms of nerves and appearance and texture.

i've treated it twice with warm water/epsom salt, peroxide and bacitracin and it hurts less and the green spot has lessened a bit

god if the doc drains it tomorrow that's gonna hurt like crazy..
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:08 PM
 
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im goin to the doc tomorrow after work. she said as long as i don't have a fever it can wait till tomorrow. recently i had my feet tested, actually i thought there was a problem but my podiatrist assured me the feet were fine both in terms of nerves and appearance and texture.

i've treated it twice with warm water/epsom salt, peroxide and bacitracin and it hurts less and the green spot has lessened a bit

god if the doc drains it tomorrow that's gonna hurt like crazy..
Be sure to ask your doctor about nail fungus which can move into a damaged nail.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:42 PM
 
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grandpa youre a little too late but thanks anyway. they broke it open and drained it(ouch!!) and put me on 5 days of levaquin, im already on bactrim for a pilonidal cyst. the doc was happy that it drained so easily.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:03 PM
 
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Gald you got it drained, next time don't pull off your fingernail.
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