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Little toes swells and leaks then loose skin

Posted by Pam G. on 4/18/05 at 20:30 (173384)

My husbands little toe on his left foot swells and then leaks a fluied that eats away the skin on the toes and the foot or any area of the foot that it touches. Please can you help me. His foot is very sore and difficult to walk on.

Re: Little toes swells and leaks then loose skin

Ed Davis, DPM on 4/18/05 at 22:40 (173389)

How long has this been going on?
Fungal infections can cause cracks in the skin between the toes but sometimes bacteria can enter those cracks and cause a nasty infection.
He should seek professional advice and help. My concern is that if the infection, that is the possible bacterial infection, hangs around too long it could get into the bone.