• tata22 tata22
    January 04, 2012
    I'm a type 1 diabetic. Someone step on my big toe 3 days ago and it turned purple. I looked at it tonight and now I have this yellowish clear liquid coming at the top of my nail.
    tata22 tata22
    January 04, 2012
    Is it possible that I can heal this myself without going to the doctor and if so what should I do? READ MORE

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    January 09, 2012
    Cort
    Health Guide
    January 09, 2012

    I would be very careful about this. Pus is a sign of infection and yellowish clear fluid is what pus looks like. People with diabetes are prone to getting bacterial infections in their feet which heal slowly and foot ulcers are one of the major complications of the disorder. One problem in diabetes is that circulation to the feet is impaired which makes healing more difficult and amputations can occur if the feet are not taken care of properly. I would get this checked out. 

  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    January 04, 2012
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    January 04, 2012

    I'd like to suggest that you ask your question on our diabetes site.  I know foot injuries are more complicated for diabetics and since I'm not an expert on diabetes, I'd be hesitant to advise you.  Someone there should be able to help you.


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