Foot thumb nail infection

Dear doctor i have innfection in my right foot thumb nail due to wrong cutting of nail like this http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nail_disease THANKS

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for the question.

    Based on the picture you included this definitely needs to see a Podiatrist. An ingrown nail and resultant infection or onychia (as you attached) requires having the ingrown nail to be removed.

    An ingrown nail to this degree will not resolve on its own. In the meantime until you can see a Podiatrist I recommend soaking your foot in epsom salt and warm water every day for 5 minutes. Keep the area clean and dry.

    Good luck!

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