A bruised toenail can easily get infected. Because of the lack of proper hygiene dust and dirt can get into the small cracks of a bruised toenail and cause an infection. The infection can lead to incredible pain and a lot of problems for the patient.

Infected bruised toenail

If you go an avulsion you must be really careful. An avulsion happens when a part of the toenail is lifted from the nail bed. The nail bed will be covered in blood and the pain will begin to appear.

The treatment for an infected toenail has a few steps. You will solve your problem if you follow the steps described below.

  • After you have spotted the problem remove all kinds of items on your foot (like piercings).
  • If you are bleeding you can stop the flow of blood by applying a clean bandage over the wounds and by applying pressure.
  • The next step is to keep your foot off the floor. Bring it to the level of your heart to help throbbing.
  • You can use Ibuprofen to release pain, if you are uncomfortable. Be careful, if you are allergic to Ibuprofen; do not use it under these circumstances.
  • Now, that you have stooped the blood flow, you can apply an antibiotic powder and a clean bandage.

If you don’t notice any improvement the next day, you should call the emergency service. Also, if you have a lot of pain you should call the service right away.

There are some small tips that can help you. If your nail is not secured to the nail bed, you should not try and remove it. It is better to leave it as it is and let the body decide when to dispose her. Another important thing is to check if you have had any tetanus shots recently. It is better to go to the hospital if you haven’t got any sort of immunization.

Take care and go to the hospital if you have a laceration wound that has penetrated your foot deeply. You may need a surgery to repair your foot for such a wound and also the risk of an infected toenail is high.

Clearly, it is not easy to deal with any sort of infections, but you can try our step by step guide to treat an infected toenail. Be careful and protect your toes from hits and bruises!

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