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do we have our own topic yet? KLAXON. Gross toe.

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Arfarfanarf Mon 08-Feb-16 11:25:39

Ow. Ow ow ow.
It's filling up fast with god knows what.
Suggestions welcome.

Sleepybeanbump Mon 08-Feb-16 11:27:14

Poke it? Do you have any nice pointy objects to hand?

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Arfarfanarf Mon 08-Feb-16 11:29:17

Poking only angered the beast.

icclemunchy Mon 08-Feb-16 11:30:08

I had something simlar once. I listed the edge of the nail with the file from nail clippers and it exploded!! It was beautiful grin

KurriKurri Mon 08-Feb-16 11:31:31

Soak foot in hot salty water, then ease the side bit slightly away from the nail and you will probably find a load of pus pops out. And keep doing the soaking until it's better and all pus gone.

Take photos obviously grin

Arfarfanarf Mon 08-Feb-16 11:37:27

Of course. I know the rule grin

Pixa Mon 08-Feb-16 11:40:20

Not a medical person, but that looks a bit like paronychia. My sister had it on her finger, of course, being the great sister I am I volunteered to pop clean it for her. grin

catsofa Mon 08-Feb-16 15:43:48

YUM! Glad this one's not being wasted on some non-sporner who isn't going to pop it, few things are more annoying. Stick a clean needle in it to make a hole small enough that it really squirts as it comes out. Make some sort of tripod arrangement for your phone so you can video it (please! ) grin

Arfarfanarf Mon 08-Feb-16 15:47:52

oh yes. There is nothing worse than the waste of a perfectly good pop on one of those weirdos. grin

It's now bright purple and throbbing. I'm thinking of sticking 24hr cctv on it grin

Excited101 Mon 08-Feb-16 15:48:32

Pull the reddest bit away from the nail and then push down/in as hard as you can, it should come shooting out!

CakeNinja Mon 08-Feb-16 15:51:56

I can't really see anything other than red skin - is there a blister or somethings trapped under the nail?
What 'bit' is filling up?!

CuppaSarah Mon 08-Feb-16 15:56:48

Follow everyone's advice and enjoy!

While we wait I'll share my gross sporn story from the weekend. Dh got a rare white head on his forehead, I kept my eye on it all day like a lion stalking it's prey, waiting for the perfect moment to strick. Once I was certain it was ripe, I casually asked, trying not to allude to the fact I'd been salivating over it all day. and as it was only one of those small ones and nice and ripe he agreed I could have it. Looking at it, it was obviously going to be small but satisfying, you know the ones that have no resistance, but don't go big?

So I lean over him and assume position for maximum visibility. I gave it a good squeeze, not too hard as I knew it would go easy. Only it didn't! I instinctively push harder and it explodes into a massive pussy payout with such force, part launches itself free from the rest landing square on my forehead over a foot away, in the exact same spot it came from on dhs face. Like a sporny reflection. It was gross, but glorius.

Arfarfanarf Mon 08-Feb-16 16:00:48

Thats fantastic. I feel like my toe can only be a let down now grin

The camera on my phone is crap Cake but basically the left side of my toe is swollen and purple with a white bit bordering the nail which appears to be filling with what i assume will turn out to be pus.

MimsyBorogroves Mon 08-Feb-16 16:01:00

Ooh, nice Cuppa.

I love it when DH had similar on his back. Particularly when they crunch as they go.

MimsyBorogroves Mon 08-Feb-16 16:01:37

I'd stick a needle in the purple/white bit personally.

SheWhoDaresGins Mon 08-Feb-16 16:01:45

Oooooh <rubs thighs> that looks like when DP had a comedy middle finger about 7 yr ago. It was all infected down the side of the nail. Glorious glowing green and I swear it was pulsing with pressure.

I told him to squeeze it or at least allow me to prick it with a sterilised needle, whilst trying to make it sound like I wasn't excited He said no, said it was the worst thing to do, so he went to the GPs, and they stuck it with a small syringe and milked it, he was told to repeat daily until it stopped refilling. Sadly for him I had to do it because he couldn't hurt himself. It did make his eyes water and he's a big burly bloke who can cope with most pain.

It lasted just over a week, the skin scabbed and looked a bit weird after that fell off but looks normal again.

<sighs>

It was great fun... for me anyway. grin

CakeNinja Mon 08-Feb-16 16:36:33

Ah I understand now.
Hmm. I'm not good with feet, I'd probably put a sock on and hope my toe fell off by tomorrow morning!

KurriKurri Mon 08-Feb-16 17:50:38

When my DD was born she had those paronychias (?) down the side of every finger - she was born with them infected because she was so late arriving that her nails had all overgrown and sort of torn sad
The doctor told me to prick them with a sterilised needle and release the pus and wipe with surgical spirit.

I thought she was going to hate me and not bond because I kept having to hurt her.

<sad sporn story - but now she is 26 and happily lets me attack anything juicy looking, so no lasting damage or maybe a permanently damaged psyche, whatever, good result for me smile>

SlinkyVagabond Mon 08-Feb-16 18:01:43

Dsisil had a lovely one in holiday a few years ago (told before) the men wouldn't go near so I unselfishly offered to look at it. It took up half her nail Bed and the nail had gone soggy. Soaked in hot water then stabbed it, bang all over the mirror, with a lovely hard green middle. Sadly that was it, but I love her for that.
That doesn't look ready op, good soak, mag sulph the fucker then look tomorrow.

hornetgirl Mon 08-Feb-16 20:48:25

place marking for the finale!

LucilleLeSueur Tue 09-Feb-16 21:23:59

OP, has your toe fallen off yet?!

Arfarfanarf Tue 09-Feb-16 21:45:05

grin its getting there

Arfarfanarf Tue 09-Feb-16 21:46:13

hmm that's clearly not my toe.

Try again.

SheWhoDaresGins Tue 09-Feb-16 21:47:46

grin

dancemom Tue 09-Feb-16 21:49:19

shock

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