Toenail removed 4 days ago, white pus head forming?

toenail removed, applied antibiotic ointment twice a day but still got this site head forming.. should I pop it?

Is It Normal?
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  • Ever thought about making an appointment with a doctor?

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  • Ointment!? Wtf no just no! Epsom salt bayberry put iodine on it afterwords and bandage. Thats it. No bloody ointment!

    Aldo put some hydrogen peroxide in that

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    • Hydrogen peroxide has been now shown to cause more damage than it does good in almost all cases (it dissolves living tissue that has to be regenerated).

      I grew up using it too... The studies were done in the late 1990's and early 2000's that showed that we are in almost all cases better off without hydrogen peroxide.

      About the only use it has is if there is a lot of ground in or blasted in particles. Hydrogen peroxide can "bubble out" and at least get under and sanitize particles that other methods cannot get too.

      Modern triple antibiotic ointments are the way to go.

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      • I ront know if I beilive that. Hydrogen peroxide has been a life saver for me in so many things those creams couldn't

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  • You could try making a soda bath for your toe. Just simply some hot water and plenty of soda. 10-15 minutes and then wash it gently with water. Try to walk barefoot in your house to relieve pressure on the infection.

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  • No, mine oozed a little white stuff when I got my toenails fixed but it did not appear to be infected. You need to go to the doctor. Dont fuck with your feet at all. Itll make it worse.

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  • You have an infection. I'd never suggest popping a puss head. That actually often pushes puss and the infection deeper in the body.

    The correct procedure is to lance it (use a razor blade cleaned with alcohol. An Exacto knife or razor sharp knife or wood chisel would work as well (I can sharpen knives and wood chisels such that they have razor sharp edges on them - something I learned how to do as a teenager - it took lots of practice).

    If it's really large then it might be best to have a Dr or Nurse do it in a medical center (most clinics in the USA now operate "walk in" urgent care centers).

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