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Forum Name: Other infections

Question: terrible pain under my big toenails

 brandy1 - Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:45 pm

hi i am 46 yr old female i have never had any pain under my toe nails prior to 1 week ago, i had an ingrown nail and i cut it but ever since that it actually fees like my toe or nail or both are totally bruised, both toes hurt termendously when i put any kind of shoe on even socks, its very uncomfortable, i only cut the one nail but like i said both hurt.
what should i do and what could it possible be.
thanks brandy1[/b]
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:07 am

User avatar Hi Brandy1,

Sometimes when ingrown toenails occur they can become infected. It may be that you have an infection going on, despite your having cut the nail.

I would recommend you see your doctor, or perhaps a podiatrist for further evaluation of this.

Best wishes.

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