A toe injury can be caused by dropping something heavy on your foot, jamming your toe, an ingrown toenail, or a cut or puncture wound. It is common for a level of pain or inflammation to develop, but the signs of an infection are specific and should be carefully watched.
If you are monitoring a toe infection, keep an eye on increased pain, redness, swelling, warmth around the affected area, red streaks, drainage of pus, and fever. If these symptoms continue to be present for any length of time, it is likely that your infection is not healing properly or is getting worse. There are cases where a skin or tissue infection can end up infecting the underlying bone if left untreated. For this reason, we want you to contact Dr. Harvey Danciger if the symptoms described here are present beyond a couple of days or are getting worse. Call our office at (760) 568-0108 to make an appointment.