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Infected Toenail Symptoms & Diagnosis

Symptoms

Symptoms include:

  • Redness and swelling of the skin around the nail
  • Pus formation near the nail
  • Pain and tenderness to the touch
  • Discoloration or ridging of the nail
  • Absence of the cuticle

Diagnosis

The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical exam. If there is pus, your doctor may recommend that you have it drained. You should not try to drain the pus yourself. Your doctor may send a sample of the pus to the lab for testing.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2020 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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