Monday night after I put DD to bed she got up and said her toe hurts I look at it, ok it's red so I put some anti-biotic cream and send her to bed. Yesterday I come home from work and she says the pain is unbearable. After dinner I decide to take her to my local pharmacy where you can consult with your pharmacist I thought the pharmacist will give me the right cream to put on that. So we go & the pharmacist takes one look at it and says that it's beyond any surface medication , that she'll need oral anti-biotics ... I was shocked.
Extremely lucky for me, next door to this pharmacy is a walk in clinic so I go and plead with the secretary to take her, she accepts and DD is officially the last patient of the day she tells me to come back in 1/2 hour so we go home, I tell DD to wash up, brush her teeth and put on her Pjs (as it was getting late and we were the last patients after all) , and we go back to the clinic. She saw the doctor and he agrees with the pharmacist ... he prescribes a week's worth of anti-biotics + a foot soak to do 4 times a day. Holy crap !! in 7 days if it's not better they will have to remove a part of her toe nail (EEEWWW) He also told me from now on not to cut her nails so short as this could be re-occuring. After the clinic, back to the pharmacy where I had the prescription filled but since there was a line up, I left again, dropped DD off at home and prepped her first soak, left her with DH to run back to the pharmacy to pick up her meds.
When all was said and done I had been running around for 2 1/2 hours. I did 6 trips between home and clinic / pharmacy. I am shocked that all that was caused by a ingrown toe nail ... duly noted !! Ladies be diligent with your children's toes !! This is a first for me, I've been cutting my DD's nails for 10 years but it only takes once.