3 years

Right Toe & Toe Nail Infection

Good morning Doctor Abt 3 mths ago skin ard right toe became dry probably because of contact wit soapy water.
Sometimes it cracked with a wound. This healed with use of moisturizer but reoccured several times.

Then side of right toe nail discoloured & become deformed.
I have cut my toe nail as short as possible & applied Daktarin cream with Renew (Melaluca).
Appears to be working.


  1. may i know what i have? side toe nail = fungus + skin ard toe = bacteria infection??
  2. am i using the right treatment combo?
  3. would Fucidin work better?

Best regards

Dr Ramzdhan,

3 years

Hi and thank you for asking us

Through the question and statement you gave on the above section, i completely understand your concern over this matter. For your information, your problem needs to evaluated physically, that is why I encouraged you to visit your nearest clinic to get examined. It is difficult for me to give a proper diagnosis without properly examine your toes first.

In general, an infected toe or toenail can be caused by a few things such as:

  • Skin infection around the toenail can caused by bacteria (Paronychia)
  • Infection of the toenail can be caused by fungus
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Diabetes

Get that perfect skin with the right skin care.

In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. If you have any more enquiries, you can click on the link (DoctorOnCall) and speak to our doctors in private and get the consultation you need on the phone. Thank you.


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