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How can you treat toe infections at home?

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You can also try these remedies at home:

You’ll also want to protect your toe while it heals. To help it heal properly, wear loose, comfortable shoes that don't rub. Keep your foot dry, and change your socks every day.

  • Soak the toe for about 15 minutes in a bathtub or bucket filled with warm water and salt. Do this three to four times a day.
  • Rub a medicated ointment on the toe and wrap it in a clean bandage.
  • To treat an ingrown toenail, gently lift the corner of the nail. Place a small piece of cotton or waxed dental floss underneath to hold the nail away from your skin.

From: Is My Toe Infected? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Paronychia."

American Diabetes Association: "Foot Care."

Cleveland Clinic: "How You Can Stop Foot and Toenail Fungus In Its Tracks."

Diabetes New Zealand: "Infections."

Fairview: "Ingrown Toenail, Infected (Antibiotics, No Excision)."

Mayo Clinic: "Ingrown toenails: Overview," "Ingrown toenails: Treatment."

Nemours Foundation: "Infections: Paronychia."

Wound Care Society: "How to treat infected toe at home without antibiotics?"

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 26, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Paronychia."

American Diabetes Association: "Foot Care."

Cleveland Clinic: "How You Can Stop Foot and Toenail Fungus In Its Tracks."

Diabetes New Zealand: "Infections."

Fairview: "Ingrown Toenail, Infected (Antibiotics, No Excision)."

Mayo Clinic: "Ingrown toenails: Overview," "Ingrown toenails: Treatment."

Nemours Foundation: "Infections: Paronychia."

Wound Care Society: "How to treat infected toe at home without antibiotics?"

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 26, 2019

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