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Infected Toenail

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An ingrowing toenail is a common condition which may cause discomfort or become infected.

The nail becomes ingrowing when the side of the nail cuts into the skin next to the nail. This can become painful. The skin next to the nail may also become infected or inflamed.

Any toe can be affected, but it is usually the big toe. It is a common problem, especially in teenagers and young adults.

 Please visit the following site for further information regarding the condition:  

patient.info/health/ingrowing-ingrown-toenails


Common Symptoms

Common Symptoms

  • Painful Toenail
  • Weepy Discharge
  • Localised Toe Redness
Common Treatments

Possible treatments we prescribe if clinically appropriate:

  • Flucloxacillin 500mg Four Times Per Day - 7 Day Course £2.60
  • Erythromycin 250mg Four Times Per Day - 7 Day Course £1.88

Prices shown are cost price of the medication, taken from the British National Formulary 2016, and are given as a guideline. Pharmacies will add on a dispensing fee to this which will vary considerably, so it is worthwhile phoning around to compare prices.

Please visit the following sites for further information regarding the medication:

Flucloxacillin - medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/23226

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