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Broken toe infected and walking with boots. watch

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    So about a week ago I injured my toe whilst playing sports and also cut it in the process. After going to see the school nurse she concluded that I probably have a really small hairline fracture yet there was no point in going to hospital or anything because their's nothing they can do really. Yet It hurts quit a bit especially if I play football or run with loose shoes. Also lately the cut got really badly infected and I had to go to the doctors to get the puss succeed out with a needle (it hurt lot) as it wasn't healing.

    So my dilemma is that tomorrow i have a geography trip which I'm adamant on going to, it lasts about 16 hours and we have to wear boots (mine are fully broken in) as it involves going in caves and near waterfalls. But what should i do should i bandage my toe or would that help the infection especially if it got wet. Perviously i just shoved some wadding down to my toe cap to stop my toe moving around and took a few painkillers.

    Any tips or advice?

    Try and cover it so that no water gets into the wound and don't use plasters as they will make the infection worse,take lots of spare bandages so you can keep on re applying the dressing and wash your toe with boiling hit water as this will help to kill any bacteria that could get into it, I wish I was lucky enough to go in a trip like this it sounds really fun
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