I went for my medical pedicure a few weeks ago, and the chirpodist discovered a sore on my third toe, right foot. It did not appear to be nfected, but I've been going to the wound clinic twice a week to have the dressing changed and the toe inspected. Today they noticed a little bit of redness, so the doctor put me on antibiotics for the next two weeks, as a preventive measure. He also sent me for an X-ray of my toe, just to make sure the bone isn't infected. He thinks it isn't, but wanted to be sure. The hole in the end of my toe is getting steadily smaller and smaller, but he reckons it will still take a few weeks. I hope it heals soon, because I can't take a shower as long as the bandage is on my foot.
If it gets worse, I'll mention it. This doctor has saved toes in much worse condition, so I'm not too worried, and even if I lose the toe, I have nine more. (Don't bother to tell me how serious this could, be; I know, but if you can't laugh you have to cry.)