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So, you know when your figer gets infected around the nail and it all goes white and gunky....

(7 Posts)
mustrunmore Sun 08-Nov-09 13:15:15

... whats the solution? This one is a stubborn one! I've bathed it, squeezed a bit out, poulticed it, everything. Alot of gunk has come out, but there's tons left by the look of it. ds1 is screaming in agony whenever its touched.

purepurple Sun 08-Nov-09 13:20:52


bubblagirl Sun 08-Nov-09 13:21:32

took my ds to gp and got antibiotic cream for it he had same thing

gigglewitch Sun 08-Nov-09 13:22:24

doctors and antibiotics I'm afraid. I left mine "well it's only a sore finger" - and went to the docs when it felt pretty much like it was about to drop off, went in all apologetic for wasting their time on a sore finger, dr went nuts and said I should have been there a week earlier before it got hideously infected blush That was me told OFF... so get thee and the ds to the doctors asap.

mustrunmore Sun 08-Nov-09 13:25:41

Yeah, I guess so. I dont ever remember going to gp as a kid though, only my Mum sorting it out!

shockers Sun 08-Nov-09 13:27:00

The doc made an incision in Ds1's, got all the stuff out and dressed it. DS said the pain went immediately.

comewhinewithme Sun 08-Nov-09 13:34:01

Ny dd gets these first time she got AB's second time it turned up on a bank holiday weekend so I googled and found some stuff you could use I got it from boots and it really did work.

Here you need some gauze to fasten over it aswell.

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