The Living Force
I have some problem in the right big toe which is going on since Christmas. It is inflamed around the nail, with the swelling going from the nail to the first joint. I showed it to my doctor and to a podiatrist, and they recommended salves (povidone / Betadine salve, Traumeel for reducing the swelling, Arnica), footbaths and protecting it with patches. The nail has turned yellow but just doesn't grow out and stays instead. I have been wondering if it might be a fungal or bacterial infection, or something like paronychia. Looking up pictures on Google seems to be confirming this but don't want to self-diagnose while I have been mending with the advice thus far, but not seeing it getting better. Thus I'm asking for some additional perspective. Thank you.