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Questions about speeding wound healing

I am a 19 year old type 1 diabetic and recently had an ingrown toe, the wound from that is basically healed up and progressing nicely (thank god) but now all this dead (I guess?) skin around the toe has come off and I'm left with half my toe covered in the normal layer of skin and half of the toe (big toe btw) missing the first layer or two of skin!
And this afternoon after I had a shower I noticed a small area of dry/dead skin on the bottom of this same toe and removed it which may not have been a good idea because now there too I am missing the first layer or two of skin (couple centimetres total diameter / width)

What can I do to aid and speed up the growth of new skin? I cannot afford any foot problems.

Do you think given my age I'll be ok with home remedies or should I make an appointment with a doctor? Nothing is infected.
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Hi and thanks for using the forum.

Given your medical history of diabetes, I would see a doctor about this.  People with diabetes can suffer from prolonged healing time due to circulation issues.  It would be a good idea to have a doctor check this out before it does become infected.  Good luck.


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