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My little finger, which has essentially been bandaged non-stop for the last two weeks, smells funny. In a bad way. It looks perfectly fine, it's happy and dry and pink, it just smells, and there's a bit of a loss of sensitivity. Am risking going without anything on it for the moment, as the nail is mostly separated from the skin now..


Fleeced said:

Get some antibiotics....

I've had ingrown toenails - many times... I know that's totally different, but from what you say about the smell, trust me - it's infected. That might seem trivial, but for a select few, it isn't: Of all the ways to die, do you want it to be because of an infected nail?

If it's still bad on Thursday, see a doctor. In the meantime, pile on the medi-pulv (anti-septic powder).

April 24, 2007 11:12 PM


Dave2 said:

Gah! Go to the doctor! Go to the doctor!!

April 25, 2007 12:49 AM


Dave2 said:


April 25, 2007 12:49 AM


Woosang said:

Hie hoe hie hoe its to the doctor we go!
Pink is good it means it isn't bad YET...smell is bad sign.
Nails will grow back

April 25, 2007 8:54 AM


Fleeced said:

Well, it's a public holiday today, so it'll have to wait until thursday...

Hehe... reading my "of all the ways to die" comment makes me realise I shouldn't drink and post. A bit over the top, but you should still see a doctor. :)

Or you could just pull the nail off and smother it with anti-septic...

April 25, 2007 9:02 AM


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