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Infectious Diseases

Tetnus

01/16/2004

Question:

about 3 weeks ago i stepped on a toothpick 2 days later i went to the ER. he cut it open a little he said he didnt see it but i think it is stuck in the meat under my big toe, i took antibotics and inflamatory`s for a week. but it is still making puss he said he couldnt cut any deeper for the nerves and stuff. what is the problem..

Answer:

If pus is still coming out after one week of antibiotics, I would suggest that you see a physician again. Your doctor may need to cut a bit more to remove the infected tissue and look for remnants of the toothpick 

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Response by:

Carlos   Subauste, MD Carlos Subauste, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati