Re: Lancing a paronychia toe nail infection
Thanks Marti. I had the same problem with the big toe on my left foot for about 3 1/2 years. That sorted itself out after maybe one course of antibiotics say every 6 months (everytime it got infected with pus), but then in July this year, the big toe on my other foot started up. I'm trying for a baby now, so I've got to watch what I'm taking and can only take certain antibiotics. I really don't want to put off trying to conceive for another 4 years or so till this toe gets sorted. I don't have time for that, lol.
I soak my feet (seperately) in hot water and dead sea salt everyday and I've been applying hydrogen peroxide. Am I making it worse with the peroxide?
It's weird, because although it is swelled up everyday, some days it can be really painful and then the next couple of days it doesn't hurt at all etc.
The doctors keep saying there isn't really anything they can do about it, apart from antibiotics. I had clippings from both nails sent off and the results were that it wasn't a fungal infecton, so the doctor told me it was a bacterial infection.