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Whats up with my nail??

(11 Posts)
mosschops30 Mon 13-Aug-07 16:37:22

Its gross, on my big toe. Its gone a funny colour and sort of thick and theres all black stuff underneath.
Do I need to see the dr or the chiropodist? Can i still go swimming this week?

MrsBadger Mon 13-Aug-07 16:39:38

have you bashed it recently?
if not sounds like a fungal infection - sorry
go swimming but see the GP.

fawkeoff Mon 13-Aug-07 16:40:34

sounds like u have a fungal infection....go to the pharmacist and see what u can buy over the counter....dont know about going swimming

Cappuccino Mon 13-Aug-07 16:41:25

a stripper stood on it

MrsBadger Mon 13-Aug-07 16:42:31

(antifungals usually cheaper on prescription - cost a fortune OTC)

Idreamofdaleks Mon 13-Aug-07 16:42:40

fungal infection - this is quite common

mosschops30 Mon 13-Aug-07 17:02:36

lol cappucino

bugger, trying to see the GP, I'd have more chance of a personal audience with the pope

MrsBadger Mon 13-Aug-07 17:03:08

practice nurse might do

Sheherazadethegoat Mon 13-Aug-07 17:07:41

someone on another thread used teatree oil. be warned it takes months to work cos the infected bit has to grow out and you can't apply nailpolish.

i go some stuff from the doctor which appears to be working.

mosschops30 Mon 13-Aug-07 17:18:50

cant apply nailpolish god I'd rather die
theyre a lovely red colour at the moment!!

Sheherazadethegoat Mon 13-Aug-07 17:26:15

ok, manky toes it is!

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